Frontotemporal dementia: Devastating, prevalent and little understood

A recent article and interview from 60 Minutes discusses frontotemporal dementia, or FTD.

FTD is the number one form of dementia in Americans under the age of 60. The causes of this condition are unclear.

The condition attacks the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, the areas controlling personality and speech. Individuals will either display such uncharacteristic behavior that their loved ones can hardly recognize them, or they lose the ability to recognize themselves.

Bill Whitaker reports on FTD, a devastating illness and the most common form of dementia for Americans under the age of 60

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