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- Causes and risk factors
- Course and prognosis
Frontotemporal dementia: description
The term frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is colloquially used for a group of disorders whose main symptoms are changes in personality, social behavior and language skills. The technical term for this group of diseases is actually frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). The FTD is strictly speaking only a sub-form of the FTLD. In total, there are three such subforms:
- Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
- Semantic dementia
- Progressive non-fluid aphasia
Also in this article, the term frontotemporal dementia is simplified for the frontotemporal lobar degenerations.
Previously, this syndrome was also called Pick's disease or Pick's disease.
Frontotemporal dementia: frequency
Frontotemporal dementia is a rare form of dementia. It accounts for approximately three to nine percent of all dementia. The disease breaks out on average between the ages of 50 and 60; However, the range of the age of onset is very large: it is 20 to 85 years. According to studies, frontotemporal dementia is equally common in men and women.To the table of contents
Frontotemporal dementia: symptoms
Nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are the cause of frontotemporal dementia. Among other things, the symptoms depend on which part of the cerebrum exactly the nerve cells die off.