Frontotemporal dementia: a different kind of dementia.

  title={Frontotemporal dementia: a different kind of dementia.},
  author={Rosalee C Yeaworth and William M. J. Burke},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  volume={14 5},
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is an umbrella term for a number of uncommon illnesses, including Pick's disease, which affect the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain and produce a dementia syndrome that is quite characteristic but unfamiliar to most clinicians. It is the third most common cause of cortical dementia. An overview of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of FTD is provided with some specific information in relation to Pick's disease and a case example… CONTINUE READING