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... How does frontotemperal dementia make you feel (9 replies)
... Dementia describes a group of symptoms such as loss of memory, judgment, language, complex motor skills, and other intellectual function, caused by the permanent damage or death of the brain's nerve cells. It is an umbrella term that covers all types of dementia. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia. There are many types of dementia including Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body... (2 replies)
... It is not standard here in the US! If the changes in the brain showed up on the MRI then a CT scan is not needed. The MRI will show more than the CT anyway. Of course he doesn't remember the diagnosis, he is dementia!! Of course he thinks he is just fine and the rest of your have gone nuts around him. This is the nature of the disease. He is probably not going to... (5 replies)

... Dear Deb, I am (yet again - sorry!) asking for your advice - my boyfriend's OT and Psychiatric Nurse and Neuropsychologist are saying that he has FTD and this is clear from the MRI scan and from the 2 out of 4 tests the Neuropsychologist has now completed. They now say that they cannot offer him any real care or direct support until he has deteriorated to such an extent... (5 replies)
... Julia... just knowing you are a little better in the moment is enough :) You are right... you do tend to live in a strange middle ground. You have immersed yourself in a the reality of the disease while living in his deluded story... and the two are never parallel. Yes, you can understand and accept without being devastated. It is called acceptance. Not that you like... (5 replies)
... Dear DGabriel, I am sorry if I'm not doing the technical message board things correctly - i've never actually used a message board before so i'm not up to speed with smiley faces, posting ettiquette etc - I'm sure i'll learn fast! Thank you so, so much for your reply - it has made me feel so much less 'lost' and morally floaty. If my boyfirend had been diagnosed wth... (5 replies)
... Everyone that has a loved one with dementia goes through this Spinnaker. I have with both my Mom and my Dad. It does help when you realize that their reality is a product of the dementia and in no way resembles your reality. They can no comprehend or understand your reality so it is best to go into their reality. That changes words like lying and basic human rights. If... (5 replies)
... Depression is no uncommon with dementia. Depression does have physical manifestation. There are times my Mom refuses to do things and uses physical excuses when it is in fact the depression that has accompanied her dementia. Mom was never depressed before. Her depression started with her realization that she had Alzheimer. When she lost the ability to cook, she would... (9 replies)
... Thank you for your kind information. I appreciate any new thoughts that are out there. (9 replies)
... My husband did not experience physical ill health with his Pick's and was quite healthy all his life and right up til the end but this could just be a temporary thing or a characteristic of his illness. I too was very frustrated that after many tests no one could tell me what was happening. I think it's just the way dementia works and in my husbands case, he was only 52 when... (9 replies)
... Has he been checked for fear & depression? Has he specifically been diagnosed with Frontal Temporal? Picks? There is a myriad of *dementia's* out there all with slightly different presentations. I mean to say, if I got the diagnoses of Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia (which I'm sure my ex-charge had ... specifically more so .. Picks Disease) I would be physically ill KNOWING... (9 replies)
... Yes, he has been diagnosed with dementia by a neurologist. I am just wondering if anyone out there suffered from ill physical health along with the dementia. My husband cannot function til well into the afternoon. This does not seem like just dementia. We have had so many tests we are getting discouraged. No one can tell us what is going on. (9 replies)
... Why do you think it's FT dementia? Did the doctor say that's what he thought he had? I would suggest a complete workup for your husband and if dementia is a possibility, I'd find a good neurologist who could order some neuro-psych testing that would show where his deficincies are. We had a ton of testing done and nothing really showed up until the psych testing. Good... (9 replies)
... I can only speak from my experience. It would definitely depend on what part of the brain was effected and how it was effected but that has not be so with either of my parents. Dad with vascular dementia finally had leg problems but they were also for vascular reason. Mom has ALZ and it has definitely not slowed her down. Those effects come on eventually but usually not at... (9 replies)
... Thanks for the response. My concern is that my husband is feeling horrible. I can't get a doctor to figure out what is wrong and I want to know if dementia makes one feel shakey, weak, and out of balance. (9 replies)
... Welcome Sharolbrust to the board. My husband had frontaltemporal dementia and like most dementias he started out forgetting things like how to balance a checkbook, drive etc and as the illness progressed lost his speech. I might suggest that you scan the internet for information specifically for this type of dementia for additional information. We were lucky because right... (9 replies)
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Nov 21, 2003
... I am new here and need some information. I was diagnosed last week with Frontotemperal Dementia. I am 59 years old. After neuropsychological testing in 2002, they thought I had early onset Alzheimer's. ... (4 replies)

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