Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia, including Picks Disease is a rare type of dementia which is caused by damage to different areas of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. During the early stages, a person’s memory may be fine but their personality, behaviour and language skills can change.

This dementia often may cause a person to:

  • Say and do things at the wrong time and in the wrong place
  • Loss of sympathy or empathy
  • Loss of interest in things or people
  • Repetitive, compulsive behaviours
  • Changes in language such as errors in grammar, slow, hesitant speech or difficulty finding the right word

The progression of this dementia is unpredictable and in the later stages symptoms are similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease.

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