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Symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia

Symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia: Introduction

Symptoms of frontotemporal dementia affect decision-making, language, emotion, personality, and behavior control. The progression and type of symptoms vary between individuals, the type of frontotemporal dementia, and the exact area of the brain affected.

The symptoms of frontotemporal dementia can be similar to symptoms of other forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. However, frontotemporal dementia tends to affect memory loss and behavior, personality, and language more than Alzheimer's disease.

Behavioral symptoms include the development of a disregard for other people and socially inappropriate or unacceptable behavior. People with behavioral symptoms are often unaware of their behaviors. At the root of behavioral symptoms are difficulties with reason, judgement, and organizational skills. This can result in being excessively uninhibited, social rudeness, excessive interest in sex, impulsivity, criminal behaviors, a lack of hygiene, and compulsive behaviors, such as unnecessarily repetitive actions and hoarding behaviors. Excessive emotions, delusions, lip smacking, and overeating may also occur.

Language problems can include difficulties in using and understanding language and in forming and pronouncing words. As frontotemporal dementia progresses, verbal communication may cease altogether. Symptoms also include difficulties with attention and memory and recall.

Physical symptoms can include stiffness, wasting away, and weakening (atrophy) of muscles. This can result in difficulties with coordination, walking, chewing, swallowing, and talking.

Symptoms become more severe as frontotemporal dementia progresses, leading to disability and making it difficult and eventually impossible for a person to safely care for themselves. Death usually occurs within about three to 17 years after symptoms appear....more about Frontotemporal dementia »

Symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Frontotemporal dementia includes the 70 symptoms listed below:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia. This signs and symptoms information for Frontotemporal dementia has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Frontotemporal dementia signs or Frontotemporal dementia symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Frontotemporal dementia symptoms.

 

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