Frontotemporal dementia has distinct characteristics

04/24/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Frontotemporal lobe degeneration accounts for about 3% of dementia in the elderly and differs from Alzheimer's and presenile dementia, according to a study from the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in England. The study in the Archives of Neurology said FTLD patients are more likely than those presenile disease to have memory loss and hippocampal sclerosis and less likely to have atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes.

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