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Aspergers Frontotemporal Dementia
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 these types of dementia have prominent problems with words - either slowly losing the ability to speak or losing the ability to makes sense when one talks. There is an impulsive, disinhibited personality variant also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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've been driving for a long time, decrease in personal hygiene , later there is complete memory loss of even the simplest way of functioning that the individual needs total care. The prognosis is poor, ...Read more
Close enough: Pick's disease refers to a type of microscopic pathology seen in some cases of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). As we are discovering, there are several different misfolded proteins involved in the different FTD variants, which have slightly different presentations and courses. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do you have to have behavioral problem if you have frontotemporal dementia? What are all the symptoms?
In BV Frontotemporal dementia, how long does aggressive behavior last throughout the span of the disease?
Info: I hope this site can lead you to good information: http://www.theaftd.org/understandingftd/disorders/bv-ftd Best wishes! ...Read more
Mom has BV Frontotemporal dementia, gets btw. 3-6 UTIs a yr. because of poor hygiene practice. How will this affect her kidneys and overall health?
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 complete care might become urgent as time passes and planning can help. A problem w/ UTIs is that they plus the antibiotics can both cause problems for the brain and tat can worsen the dementia, etc. It's a vicious cycle and help will help. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is numbness in feet a symptom of progressing frontotemporal dementia? My mom is pretty inactive, overweight, and in abt. Mid-stage of ftd. Thank you.
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 numb feet and a variety of other peripheral nerve problems. Hoping you can get your mother in to see her primary care physician for a checkup soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has mid-stage Frontotemporal dementia; having more freqent UTIs lately; started 3 yrs ago. Concerned the antibiotics will lose effectiveness soon.
UTI and abx: Why is she getting UTI, most patients there is a reason, and the reason can be personal or anatomic, is there an issue with her urogenital tract etc? Next issue is does she have true UTI or a urine is positive and she gets treated, are there cultures done, and often patients can be colonized may not therapy. A discussion with her MD may be needed and she may need to see a Inf disease doc. ...Read more
See below: It affects the frontal lobes (front) and temporal lobes (sides) of the brain. Onset is usually earlier than alzheimer's. Initial sx may involve changes in personality, judgement and social functioning. Pick's disease is one of the forms of the frontotemporal dementia. Here's a link to fuller description of the disease http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_frontotemporal_dementia.Asp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is frontaltemporal dementia hereditary? My mom has it, but no other relatives (dad, grandparents, aunts/uncles) have had it.
Common: Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age. More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of those aged 70, 10 of 100 aged 75, 25 of 100 aged 80 and roughly 45-50 out of 100 of those 85 years old and older have dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This is classical 10 warning signs and symptoms from web site of alzheimer association. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp once you identify signs and symptoms, then please contact your primary care physician, geriatrician, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce risk: There may be ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia such as regular exercise and treating vascular risks such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. However, there is no way to absolutely prevent dementia (other than dying young, which is not a good option). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular supply causing degeneration of neurons. Non-vascular dementia, such as Alzheimer's dementia, Lewy body dementia are cause by mechanisms involve amyloid plaque depositions and neurofibrillary tangles, and accumulation of Lewy body in the neuron. ...Read more
You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! make an appointment with your family doc and if medically cleared, see a geriatric psychiatrist in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on Early!: Dementia is a syndrome presenting with significant decline in cognition, including short term memory, leading to behavioral problems and decline in ability to care for self. The onset is usually subtle, gradual and must be differentiated from other causes of imparement, like depression, delirium and normal aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First, see your: Family doctor to rule out any medical illnesses that can cause memory problems. If medically cleared, make an appointment with a geriatric psychiatrist for an evaluation. Memory problems can be caused by a number of things. The most important thing is to get the right diagnosis so you will get the right treatment! ...Read more
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