Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD)
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is a family of disorders that also included Pick’s Disease and frontotemporal dementia with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. FTLD is pathologically characterized by damage to the brain cells in the frontal and temporal cortex of the brain (Figure 1). Between the ages of 45-64, approximately 7 people per 100,00 will be affected. A person who develops dementia after the age of 75 would be more likely to Alzheimer’s disease and not frontotemporal dementia.
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FTLD Research at CTRND
Dr. Naruhiko Sahara