Dementia

06 November 2007

Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a dementing condition associated with prominent personality changes and cognitive impairment. The condition is also known as Pick's disease.

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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a dementing condition associated with prominent personality changes and cognitive impairment. The condition is also known as Pick's disease.

The personality changes consist of disinhibition, apathy, lack of insight, irritability and aggression. The condition affects the frontal and temporal lobes. In some instances prominent language disturbances occur and the condition may then be called primary progressive aphasia.

For more information visit: Dementia SA: http://www.dementiasa.org/ or Alzheimer’s South Africa: http://www.alzheimers.org.za

 

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