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Frontotemporal dementia in children

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
There are 3 types: Named for the brain areas that are affected, the frontal and temporal lobes, there are several different variants of this type of dementia. Some of th... Read More
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Geriatrics 54 years experience
Frontal lobes: Frontotemporal dementia also previously known as picks disease affects primarily the frontal & temporal lobes & manifest with more pronounced intellec... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Need evaluation: To answer this question, you need a complete evaluation by a psychiatrist. S/he would need to take an extensive history, do a detailed mental status ... Read More
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
You need to have an : Evaluation by a geriatric psychiatrist in your area to answer that question. Why not set up the appointment today?
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
It happens: at a much younger age and the course of the disease is rapidly progressive with symptoms such as memory loss, getting lost driving the same route you'... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Not exactly: Pick's disease is one type of frontotemporal dementia. There are other types of frontotemporal dementia including sementic dementia or primary progres... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
We treat symptoms: Currently there are no treatments for frontotemporal dementia (ftd) that modify the disease process. Some evidence suggests memantine is helpful in st... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: No, frontotemporal dementia is a term for a rare group of disorders that affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain which control personality,... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Info: I hope this site can lead you to good information: http://www.theaftd.org/understandingftd/disorders/bv-ftd Best wishes!
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Diagnosis: A pattern of atrophy characteristic of different dementias may well be visualized with MRI. Early on, it may be difficult to appreciate subtle change... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: No, foot numbness is not a symptom of fronto-temporal dementia. But being inactive and overweight can lead to diabetes, which can be associated with ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It's not good: This can certainly be difficult and can get worse. Discuss her needs w/ her doctor(s) and slowly prepare for care decisions. Her need for more complet... Read More

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