Common Symptoms & Features of Frontotemporal Dementia

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Common Features/Symptoms of Frontotemporal Dementia

Caused by disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain  

  • Commonly diagnosed between the ages of 45 and 65
  • Evidence of a genetic component  
  • 3 main variants or types of FTD (1. Behavioral Variant, 2. Primary Progressive Aphasia, 3. Progressive Motor Decline)


Things we may see with Behavioral Variant:

  • Significant impact on personality, behavior, and judgment  
  • Swearing more, stealing, more sexually explicit  
  • Poor hygiene habits  
  • Increased impulsiveness
  • Increased aggression  
  • Mood swings
  • Emotionally disconnected and socially inappropriate
  • Apathy

Things we may see with Primary Progressive Aphasia:  

  • Loss of ability to understand or express speech  
  • Word finding difficulties  
  • Loss of ability to recognize familiar faces or common objects  
  • Difficulty producing speech to the point they may not be able to speak at all  

Things we may see with Progressive Motor Decline:

  • Difficulty with physical movement
  • Tremors or jerk-like movements  
  • Muscle rigidity and stiffness  
  • Difficulty walking
  • Impaired balance  
  • Poor gross and fine motor coordination  
  • Slowed movements  
  • Increased Muscle Weakness  

Want to learn more about Frontotemporal Dementia?

https://www.alz.org/media/documents/alzheimers-dementia-frontotemporal-dementia-ts.pdf

https://order.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-04/Frontotemporal-Disorders-booklet-508.pdf

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