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How common is FTD in Asia?

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the second most common cause of dementia under the age of 65 in many Western cohorts after Alzheimer’s disease (AD), appears to be relatively less common in Asian populations. It often ranks third or even fourth, behind AD, vascular dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia respectively. With regards to familial FTD, the proportion […]


World FTD Awareness Week

This week we have a guest post from Jill Walton who runs the UK FTD Support Group to let us know about the first ever week to raise awareness about FTD. Jill writes: As a result of our collaboration with FTD support groups from around the world at the International FTD Conference in Vancouver last […]


Psychosis is more common than previously thought in frontotemporal dementia

FTD is a progressive condition so multiple aspects of cognition, function and behaviour may eventually become affected, and psychiatric states like apathy, depression, anxiety, irritability, agitation and aggression are not uncommon. In contrast, the set of symptoms known as psychosis appeared to be rare until recently. Psychosis in dementia Psychosis consists of hallucinations and delusions […]