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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is frontotemporal dementia?

A group of disorders involving the progressive loss of nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain (behind your forehead and ears). There is shrinking of the brain as well as loss of brain function in the affected areas. It can be caused by several conditions which are not completely understood. A family history of dementia increases the risk.

Symptoms related to frontotemporal dementia

  • Tendency to do things that are socially unacceptable

  • Loss of interest in hobbies or leaving the house

  • Dressing and behavior has become sloppy, with little regard for what those around might think

  • Tendency to put random objects in the mouth

Questions your doctor may ask to check for frontotemporal dementia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose frontotemporal dementia

  • Have you act against social norms (such as shoplifting or stealing religious offerings)?

  • Have you been shutting yourself at home and losing interest in your hobbies?

  • Do you think you are less attentive to others?

  • Do you have tendency to put random objects into your mouth?

Treatment for frontotemporal dementia

There is no cure for frontotemporal dementia. However, since behavior and language can be affected in this condition, speech therapy and certain medications have been used to reduce symptoms.

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