What Is Frontotemporal Dementia?
Dementia is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive cognitive decline.
Frontotemporal dementia is a condition where there is predominant involvement of frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.
Frontotemporal dementia(FTD) can present itself as behavioral variant, semantic dementia and Primary non fluent aphasia.
In the behavioral variant of FTD patient may present with predominant psychiatric manifestation.
This is because of involvement of frontal lobe which controls our behavior and personality.
The patient may behave inappropriately during social interactions, lack of empathy.
The other two variants present with predominant language problems.
This variant is called as Primary progressive aphasia which comprises Semantic dementia and Primary Non fluent aphasia.
They present with difficulty in speaking, using the right words. They tend to forget names of objects and persons. They may difficulty in reading and writing.
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