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Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers


Frontotemporal disorders are a common cause of dementia in people under age 65. Understanding these little-known conditions can help people with the disorders, their families, and other caregivers know what to expect and how to cope with the challenges that arise. The resources below are useful guides to medical, family, long-term care, and other issues.

This booklet from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) describes the three types of frontotemporal disorders—behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and related movement disorders—as well as their causes, diagnosis, and common symptoms. Information and advice for caregivers and a list of resources are included. Full text

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