You'll find hundreds of website links to articles on Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) related issues, a community of FTD caregivers and discover that you are not alone dealing with Frontotemporal Dementia.
This website is designed to direct you to other websites for specific information you are looking for about Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and common issues related to FTD. It is the goal of this website to help you locate information and to assist you by reducing the amount of time searching for information about FTD.
For some reason you are here looking for information. Maybe you have a spouse or loved one who is acting strangely, maybe repeating certain acts or inappropriate behaviors, exhibiting compulsive behaviors, or just not being the same person you once knew. You may be here to learn more about dementia and more specifically about Frontotemporal Dementia. Perhaps, you have a spouse or loved one diagnosed with FTD. Whatever the reason, I hope you will find the information you are looking for and, when you leave this website, you will have a better understanding of Frontotemporal Dementia.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke describes Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) as a clinical syndrome associated with shrinking of the frontal and temporal anterior lobes of the brain. Originally known as Pick’s disease, the name and classification of FTD has been a topic of discussion for over a century. A person with Frontotemporal Dementia (pFTD) will worsen over time, and there is currently no cure.
Frontotemporal dementia can be defined as damage to the frontal and temporal lobe areas of the brain. These damage areas can causes a variety of different symptoms and each pFTD will experience the condition in his or her own individual way. Each pFTD more than likely will have different timelines in symptoms.
This website is packed with links to web pages full of information to help you. This website has two different menu accesses. Up on top is a horizontal menu with "What is Dementia?", "Types of Dementia", "Caregiver Issues", "Financial and Legal Issues", and "Research Opportunities." Under each of these options are more options to select from. Along the side is more menu options to select from.
My goal for this website to get other families to help identify and collect website information so this website can provide the best and most current information available. If you run across a website that provides good information about FTD, please send it to FTD Support.