Front Temporal Dementia

Facts About Other Dementias

Not everyone who shows signs of dementia has Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many separate diseases. It is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. Therefore, dementia is not a disease; it is a syndrome, or group of symptoms, associated with many separate underlying diseases. There are over 20 different types of dementing diseases but the most common is Alzheimer’s, accounting for 60-80 percent of the cases. Individuals may have more than one type of dementia.

Front Temporal Dementia

involves damage to brain cells on the front and sides of the brain. Typical symptoms include changes in personality and behavior and difficulty with language. Pick’s disease, characterized by Pick’s bodies is one type of Frontotemporal disease.

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