Frontotemporal Degeneration: Explaining the Importance of Differential Diagnosis

Brad Dickerson, MD, Jennifer Pilcher-Warren, PhD, CMC, Katie Brandt, MS Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the name given to a number of brain disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. They are usually slowly progressive and may affect various aspects of a person’s cognitive function, behavior, language, emotions or personality, and/or…

Young Onset Frontotemporal Degeneration: A Family Story

Katie Brandt, MS On my ninth wedding anniversary, I received a bouquet of two dozen roses. Fuchsia pink, ruby red, and vibrant orange, as bright as the sunshine outside on that warm August day in 2011.  Our three-year-old son, Noah, loved pushing his face into the blooms, breathing in and out to inhale the strong…

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