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Fronto-Temporal Dementia

Learn about the latest research and information concerning Ftrontotemporal Dementia. I will give you an easy to understand explanation of the research studies that are reported on to help you understand exactly what it means. I also included videos that I think add valuable information for people caring for loved ones with FTD.

Articles

What is frontotemporal dementia, and is it inheritable? – Boston Globe

http://news.google.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:41:40 GMT

What is frontotemporal dementia, and is it inheritable?Boston GlobeA. Frontotemporal dementia or frontotemporal degeneration is a set of conditions that involve deterioration in the frontal and temporal lobes, areas of the brain important for decisio …

 

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The short answer about this being inherited is yes in 25% of the cases. Since this disease strikes much earlier than the other forms of dementia, this is an important fact to know.

 

Protein that Causes Frontotemporal Dementia also Implicated in Alzheimer’s – Bioscience Technology

http://news.google.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:37:09 GMT

Bioscience TechnologyProtein that Causes Frontotemporal Dementia also Implicated in Alzheimer’sBioscience TechnologyProgranulin deficiency is known to cause another neurodegenerative disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but its role in Alzheimer’ …

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This study shows that there is a link between low levels of a protein in the brain called Progranulin that causes both FTD and Alzheimer’s to destroy brain tissue faster. This will help researches try to find a way to replace this protein in order to slow the progression of FTD and Alzheimer’s.

 

Frontotemporal dementia may be detected through the eye – Healio

http://news.google.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:36:11 GMT

Frontotemporal dementia may be detected through the eyeHealioDiopsys announced in a press release that research scientists may have found a direct correlation with functional cell loss in the retina and signs of dementia in those with a genetic risk …

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“The researchers compared ganglion cell activity in healthy subjects with subjects known to have frontotemporal dementia and found a significant decrease in cell activity in the retina of subjects with dementia.” Okay, what this means is that the cells in the eye must communicate or transmit the visual message in the eye and they have found that these cells in folks with dementia, in particular FTD, do not work as well. This is the first step of many in beginning to understand that dementia impacts all our senses and that is why people suffering with a form of dementia have changes in behavior.

 

Frontotemporal Degeneration Dementia Draws More Attention, Research Funding – SeniorJournal.com

http://news.google.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:13:42 GMT

Frontotemporal Degeneration Dementia Draws More Attention, Research FundingSeniorJournal.comOct. 24, 2014 – Approximately 50,000 Americans live with frontotemporal degeneration, or FTD, which strikes people most often in their 50s or 60s, and causes …

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About time for research to focus on FTD. Here is what the research will focus on: “The grants cover a wide spectrum of FTD research, from fundamental discoveries of the genetics behind this disorder to testing potential therapies in patients. We hope that these projects will provide answers and new avenues of treatment for this devastating condition,” said Walter Koroshetz, M.D., acting director of NINDS.

 

Labor of love – Mason City Globe Gazette

http://news.google.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:34:51 GMT

Labor of loveMason City Globe GazetteKathy was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in the fall of 2008. She died in May 2012 at age 60 as a result of the disease. Julia, 27, a resident of Clear Lake, said frontotemporal dementia affects language, …

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this article touches on the “switch in roles” of this mother and daughter.I think this is the hardest things for most adult children to do and cope with.

 

Videos

Frontotemporal Dementia

This video shares a gripping story of a young man diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia by Dr. Brad Dickerson. Frontal Temporal Dementia causes cell damag…

 

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Frontotemporal dementia: Interview with Dad July 2014

Our yearly interview with my dad, who has frontotemporal dementia. He tends to perk up and get a little clearer when the video camera is on him. I think it’s…

 

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Rankin and Seeley on Frontotemporal Dementia

In this interview with the Love and Human Agency project, neuropsychologist Katherine Rankin and neurologist William Seeley discuss the behavioral variant of…
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For more information on Frontotemporal Dementia, go to http://dementiacaregiver.org/category/frontotemporal-dementia/