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Distinguishing FTD from Alzheimer’s disease using brain imaging

Researchers in Sydney, Australia have been investigating an area deep in the brain called the striatum. Their work suggests that this area and the way it is connected to other areas of the brain could be used as a new marker to help work out whether someone has FTD or Alzheimer’s disease. We have a […]


What causes people to develop the ‘phenocopy’ syndrome of FTD?

In a study published recently, Gossink and colleagues investigated the link between psychiatric and psychological factors in people who develop a disorder which has been termed the behavioural variant FTD ‘phenocopy’ syndrome, and identified a variety of psychiatric and psychosocial factors which may contribute to the manifestation of this condition. What is the bvFTD phenocopy […]


The First World FTD Awareness Week

Today is the first day of the first World FTD Awareness Week. FTD talk has been up and running now for just over one year and during this time we have been trying to increase awareness for frontotemporal dementia and associated conditions. We hope that the factsheets and information on the website are helpful for […]