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Frontal-temporal stroke. Does that involve broca's?

Frontal-temporal stroke. Does that involve broca's?

It could: A fronto-temporal stroke can involve the broca's region if it is on the dominant side of the brain. Most people's broca's (speech production center) is on the left. So a left fronto-temporal stroke can involve the broca's in the majority of people. ...Read more

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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

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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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Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

Like to know if I have frontal lobe epilepsy or temporal or if is a process of somatization?

See your PCP: You already had eeg and MRI which may give you a clue. You need to get your pcp to refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My 20 mth son shows seizure for 1ess than 10 seconds 1/2times/day.MRI told swelling in the temporal lobe and stroke in frontal lobe.Is it curable? Pls

My 20 mth son shows seizure for 1ess than 10 seconds 1/2times/day.MRI told swelling in the temporal lobe and stroke in frontal lobe.Is it curable? Pls

Need further info: It is unclear what is meant by "swelling" in the temporal lobe as that could indicate several things and a previous stroke can certainly be the cause of seizures. Likelihood of curable is low but these seizures are often treatable as there are many effective anti-seizure medications available. Please see a pediatric neurologist or make a consult appointment with me for further guidance. ...Read more

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