Frontotemporal dementia

Neurol Clin. 2000 Nov;18(4):979-92. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70235-8.


Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a unique neurodegenerative disease that can be differentiated from Alzheimer's disease and other diseases that result in cognitive complaints. The primary anatomic focus of degeneration determines the clinical presentation, which can vary from aphasia to behavioral symptoms. Expanding knowledge about the genetics and biochemistry of FTD may lead to specific treatments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dementia / diagnosis*
  • Dementia / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
  • Frontal Lobe / pathology
  • Humans
  • Temporal Lobe / physiology