What Are Frontotemporal Disorders?

A type of dementia called FTD tends to strike before age 60 and stems from damage to the brain’s frontal lobe and temporal lobe. Learn more about FTD and brain changes from NIH.

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What are the Different Types of Frontotemporal Disorders?

Read about types of FTD. One type involves changes in personality, behavior, and judgment. Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) affects language and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) affects movement.

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What Causes Frontotemporal Disorders?

What causes frontotemporal disorders? In most cases, we don’t know. In other cases, gene mutations lead to this early-onset brain disease. Learn more from NIH.

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How are Frontotemporal Disorders Diagnosed?

Find out how a doctor diagnoses frontotemporal dementia and related disorders. Get a list of medical centers where you can get an FTD diagnosis.

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What are the Symptoms of Frontotemporal Disorders?

Possible symptoms of frontotemporal disorders include behavior problems, language symptoms such as aphasia, emotional troubles, and movement changes.

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Treatment and Management of Frontotemporal Disorders

Drugs, along with other therapies, can help treat the behavior, language, and movement symptoms of FTD. So far, there is no cure.

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Providing Care for a Person with a Frontotemporal Disorder

Get advice on providing care for a person with frontotemporal dementia or similar disorder. Learn how to manage home, family, work, and long-term care issues.

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Frontotemporal Disorders: A Resource List

Find websites, publications, videos, and other resources to help you and your family learn about the major types of frontotemporal disorders.

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