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 […]


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 […]