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Why do people with FTD lose their ability to live and function independently?

The impact of FTD on everyday living is very well known to the families of those affected by it. As the disease progresses, the person needs support to deal with complex tasks such as preparing meals, managing their finances, doing the shopping, amongst other daily chores. For the behavioural form of the disease, other simpler […]

The 4th FTDUK meeting

Last week, FTD researchers from around the UK gathered at UCL Institute of Neurology for the 4th annual FTDUK meeting. What started as a humble gathering of 50 people in 2011 has grown to around 150 researchers eager to find out the latest updates on FTD research. FTD-UK was founded by Dr Jon Rohrer, Dr […]

Is memory affected in behavioural variant FTD?

Episodic memory is our everyday memory, which we use for recalling life’s events. Deficits in episodic memory are a common symptom in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as most AD patients show difficulty in recalling past events and their details. By contrast, behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) patients have been thought to show relatively intact episodic memory. […]