For many years, individuals with frontotemporal dementia show muscle weakness and coordination problems, leaving them needing a wheelchair — or bedbound. These muscle issues can cause problems swallowing, chewing, moving and controlling bladder and/or bowels.What are the stages of frontal lobe dementia?
Frontal lobe dementia in ALS usually appears as a change in personality and behavior. The exact nature of this change varies from person to person. The following symptoms are common: Apathy (lack of interest, withdrawal) Lack of emotion. Reduced spontaneity. Loss of inhibition. Restlessness or overactivity.What causes frontotemporal lobe dementia?
In frontotemporal dementia, the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain shrink. In addition, certain substances accumulate in the brain. What causes these changes is usually unknown. There are genetic mutations that have been linked to frontotemporal dementia.What is the prognosis for frontal lobe dementia?
Therapies and Prognosis. The average survival time after a diagnosis of frontal lobe dementia is six to eight years, although patients have been recorded to live up to 20 years after a frontal lobe dementia diagnosis.