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Frontotemporal dementia: 'a devasting illness'

February 28, 2023

IN THE NEWS: UCI Health neurologist Dr. S. Ahmad Sajjadi spoke to Healthline about frontotemporal dementia (FTD) after Bruce Willis’s family announced that the actor had been diagnosed with the progressive condition.

Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, FTD does not affect memory, but a person’s personality, ability to community and their motor skills.

“Despite not being common, FTD is a devastating illness since it affects individuals in the prime time of their life and when many still have young families.”

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