Not all dementia is Alzheimer’s. For people under 60, the most common form of dementia is FTD. If you or someone you know experience unexplained changes in behavior, language or movement, it could be FTD. FTD is different from Alzheimer’s in three important ways:

– It occurs younger and is far costlier — striking adults in their 40s and 50s, when they are still working and may be raising a family.
– Instead of striking memory first, it attacks personality, behavior, language and movement.
– Most people have never heard of FTD, including physicians. Most families have a very long journey to an accurate diagnosis; and once they have received one, they are faced with isolation, as their friends and families most likely haven’t heard of it either.

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