Where can I find an A-Z of FTD obsessions?
You can find an ‘A-Z of FTD obsessions’ on the Rare Dementia Support Group website, www.raredementiasupport.org/ftd/what-is-ftd/a-z-of-picks-ftld-obsessions. 4. Risk factors for FTD are not yet fully understood, but research is underway to find out more.
What is ftftd (ftftd)?
FTD is the most common cause of dementia in people under the age of 50. It is a common misconception that dementia is a condition exclusively of old age.
What are the signs and symptoms of FTD?
One of the key symptoms often seen in FTD is changes in personality and behaviour. This can be an aspect of the condition that is particularly upsetting for those around the person with FTD, as it is difficult to understand why the person you know so well is acting so differently.
What causes FTD and what are the risk factors?
Around a third to half of people with behavioural variant FTD have family history of the condition and around 10% of cases of FTD are known to be caused by a faulty gene that’s directly passed down in families. However, for the remaining cases, the search for clear risk factors continues.
How long does it take for FTD to be diagnosed?
On average, people with FTD can wait up to five years for an accurate diagnosis, and reports suggest that almost three quarters of people are initially misdiagnosed. Alzheimer’s Research UK is striving to support research into FTD, and to date we have funded over £12.5m of research into the disease.