Frontotemporal dementia is broad term for group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the frontal and temporal lobes of brain. Spindle neurons have 70% loss in Frontotemporal dementia patients while other neurons remain unchanged. Temporal lobes have specific function such as right temporal lobe involved in recognition of faces and known objects. Left temporal lobe involved in meaning of names and words of objects. Frontotemporal dementia includes changes in behaviour, personality and difficulty in speech. It is significant cause of dementia in younger peoples. MRI scans may show the frontal and temporal lobe atrophy.
- Track 1-1 Frontotemporal dementia signs and diagnosis
- Track 2-2 Management of frontotemporal dementia
- Track 3-3 Spindle neurons
- Track 4-4 Primary progressive aphasia
- Track 5-5 Semantic dementia
- Track 6-6 Neuropsychological tests for frontotemporal dementia
- Track 7-7 Frontotemporal dementia and life expectancy