Partners in FTD Care #32: Not Too Young –The Most Common Dementia Under 60


While dementia is popularly seen as a condition exclusively impacting the elderly, people in their 50s, 40s, 30s and even younger can be diagnosed. The most common dementia affecting people under the age of 60 is frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), which can cause drastic behavioral and personality changes that can negatively disrupt one’s family life, employment situation, and sense of self. Securing an accurate FTD diagnosis for someone under 60 can also be a struggle, as healthcare professionals may not think of dementia at such a young age. The case of José G., who is not yet 50 years old, highlights many of the challenges that behavioral variant FTD can impose on a relatively young family.

Issue #32: Summer 2021: Not Too Young –The Most Common Dementia Under 60

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