Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia used to be called Pick's disease after Arnold Pick, M.D., a physician who in 1892 first described a patient with distinct symptoms affecting language. Behavior variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is characterized by prominent changes in personality and behavior.  The nerve cell loss is most prominent in areas that control conduct, judgment, empathy and foresight, among other abilities.

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