What is frontotemporal dementia? – Alzheimer’s Society

5 Feb, 2017 by

What is frontotemporal dementia? – Alzheimer’s Society

Frontotemporal dementia is the name for a range of conditions in which cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are damaged. These lobes control behaviour, emotional responses and language. This means that people will experience changes in personality and behaviour, or may struggle with language – for example, in finding the right word. Frontotemporal dementia is a less common form of dementia which is more likely to affect younger people – those under 65.

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The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

What is dementia?

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

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