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Frontotemporal Dementias 

Frontotemporal Dementias
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Frontotemporal Dementias
Author(s):

Shinsuke Fujioka

, Neill R. Graff-Radford

, Daniel F. Broderick

, and Zbigniew K. Wszolek

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0035
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date: 23 October 2019

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a broad clinical term that includes disorders caused by the progressive degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes. Frontal lobe functions include personality control, executive function, and verbal expression. The temporal lobe is associated with behavior and language perception. FTD is clinically characterized by progressive personality and behavioral changes and deficits in executive and language functions. Memory problems are not prominent during the early stage of illness.

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