What is frontotemporal dementia?

Frontotemporal dementia is the name for a range of conditions in which cells in the frontal (the areas behind your forehead) and temporal lobes (the regions behind your ears) of the brain are damaged.

These lobes control behaviour, emotional responses and language. This means that people will experience changes in personality and behaviour, or may struggle with language – for example, in finding the right word.

Frontotemporal dementia is a less common form of dementia which is more likely to affect younger people – those under 65.

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