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Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) predominantly involves changes in personality, behaviour and language with early preservation of visuo-spatial skills and memory.

Dementia is already a significant problem not just in the UK but on a global scale. In the UK dementia affects between 750,000 and 800,000 people (this includes one in 20 in the over-65s and one in five over the age of 80 years).1,2 However, dementia is not only a concern in the ageing population. Of those, around 18,000 are under the age of 65 years2 with reports suggesting this number could be significantly higher. Early onset dementia is a complex problem that has special requirements, and therefore specialist services are vital to manage their multifaceted needs. The specialist requirements are related


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