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What should I do if I'm diagnsed with FTD?

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The condition is not life-threatening. But you should find a doctor who knows how to manage it as soon as possible. Speech experts, physical therapists, and nurses may be able to help, too.

You should also think about doing these things:

  • Ask your doctor whether medications can help.
  • Find a support group.
  • Share information with family and friends.
  • Get a driving evaluation.
  • Exercise and eat healthy foods

From: What Is Frontotemporal Dementia? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2017

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

National Institute on Aging: “Common Symptoms,” “Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.”

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: “Disease Overview,” “Evaluation and Diagnosis,” “Fast Facts about Frontotemporal Degeneration.”

University of California, San Francisco: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

National Institute on Aging: “Common Symptoms,” “Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.”

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: “Disease Overview,” “Evaluation and Diagnosis,” “Fast Facts about Frontotemporal Degeneration.”

University of California, San Francisco: “Frontotemporal Dementia.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

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