September 26th to October 3rd is Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Awareness Week!
FTD is an umbrella term for a group of rare disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal regions of the brain – the areas generally associated with personality and behaviour.
Researchers estimate that approximately 5-10% of all dementia cases are frontotemporal dementia. However, when symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65 (known as young onset dementia), approximately 20% of cases are frontotemporal dementia.
At the Alzheimer Society, we provide resources for families living with all forms of dementias and are excited to acknowledge and bring awareness to FTD. For more information on FTD, please visit the the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.