Associated Disorders

Types of Frontotemporal Dementia

  • Behavior variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD)
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
  • Semantic PPA,
  • Nonfluent/agrammatic variant (PPA),
  • Disturbances of Motor.

Frontotemporal Symptoms

  • Behavioral Symptoms:
    • Apathy or an unwillingness to talk
    • Change in personality and mood, such as depression
    • Lack of inhibition or lack of social tact
    • Obsessive or repetitive behavior, such as compulsively shaving or collecting items
    • Unusual verbal, physical or sexual behavior
    • Weight gain due to dramatic overeating,
    • Neglect Hygiene,
    • Lack of awareness and concern about changing behavior.
    • Some develop new creative skills such as music or art.
  • Language Symptoms:
    • Difficulty speaking,
    • Difficulty finding the correct word,
    • Trouble naming objects,
    • Difficulties reading and writing,
    • As the disease progresses the patient becomes almost mute.
    • Difficulty recalling words and understanding meaning, but normal speech in other patients.
  • Movement Symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia:-develop gradually.
    • Near the end the patient is unable to walk due to muscle weakness and coordination problems.
    • Trouble with swallowing, chewing, moving and inconsonance of both bladder and bowels are common during the final stages of Frontotemporal Dementia.

Frontotemporal Dementia Associated Disorders

  • ALS,
  • Corticobasal Syndrome,
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

Frontotemporal Dementia Causes

  • Frontotemporal dementia is often inherited as most patients with the disorder have a family history.

Frontotemporal Dementia Treatment

No treatments for frontotemporal Dementia at this time however some symptoms such as depression and irritability can be treated.