Frontotemporal Dementia Resources
Types of Frontotemporal Dementia
- Behavior variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD)
- Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
- Semantic PPA,
- Nonfluent/agrammatic variant (PPA),
- Disturbances of Motor.
- 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.
- Source- UCSF Health
- 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
- 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.