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Doctor insights on: Frontal Temperal Dementia

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How long does someone live with frontal temporal dementia?

How long does someone live with frontal temporal dementia?

May be variable: The variant associated with motor neuron disease, or a parkinsonian process, has a 3-10 yr survival after diagnosis. The behavioural variant may progress very slowly, and may go on for years. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more


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My doctor thinks my grandma might have temporal frontal dementia. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it? How is it treated?

My doctor thinks my grandma might have temporal frontal dementia. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it? How is it treated?

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 more

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What disease is it that leads to fronto-temporal dementia?

What disease is it that leads to fronto-temporal dementia?

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 more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

Personality change: There are several distinct types of ftld or fld. One type presents with apathy or disinhibited personality changes. Other types present with the gradual loss of the ability to speak. ...Read more

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I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

Nope : Fortunately that's not how we get frontal lobe dementia. So its OK to concentrate on TV and think deeply about things, Just don't text and drive. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my frontal lobe because of it!!! seriously I'm freaking out could it lead to frontal lobe dementia?

What do you suggest if my frontal lobe because of it!!! seriously I'm freaking out could it lead to frontal lobe dementia?

Consult your Doctor: Frontal lobe dementia is a syndrome characterized in the initial stages with dramatic changes in personality and behaviors (e.g. becoming sexually inappropriate, vulgar,etc.) Gradually memory and other mental functions also become impaired. A physician should rule out other medical problems and a referral to a neurologist as well as to a neuropsychologist can help to determine what the problem is ...Read more

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Eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia, what to do?

Eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia, what to do?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. An eye infection can spread to the skull bone and then eventually cause a brain infection. This is quite rare. Most people with frontal lobe dementia because of brain disease. CADASIL, amyloid angiopathy, encephalitis and degenerative dementia with Pick bodies constitute the majority of frontal lobe dementias. ...Read more

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What to do if my eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia?

Unlikely cause: Frontal lobe dementia is usually not connected with vision problems and vision problems do not cause it. How do you know that you have frontal lobe dementia? At your age, it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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My mother with dementia keeps having temper tantrums. What happened?

Normal for dementia: When your mom gets upset, her ability to think and reason declines. She's stuck in a body that is no longer functioning properly-add a muddled mind and you have the perfect storm for an anger display. She knows something is wrong, but doesn't understand it, so she becomes very defensive and irrational. Don't try to handle this by yourself, get help. ...Read more

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