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by Elke Henson and Dr George El-Nimr
Published: June 2019
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a degenerative
neurological condition that is characterised by relatively
selective, progressive atrophy of the frontal and/or temporal lobes
of the brain.
Symptoms that correspond to damage in these
areas are the first sign of the disease. FTD is recognised as one
of the most common forms of dementia in people younger than 65
years of age.
Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies
(DLB or LBD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) are
the three most common pathological diagnoses in
neurodegenerative disorders (Bigio,
This module will cover the clinical and
pathological aspects of FTD, as well as its symptoms and
progression. We will also look at diagnosis and treatment of
symptoms, in addition to the clinical management of FTD.
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