What is Frontotemporal Dementia? A Neurologist Explains

February 23, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Almost a year after stepping away from acting, actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a progressive and degenerative condition of the brain. Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist at U-M Health whose research program focuses on FTD, suggests that many have not heard of this cruel disease but that it can strike anyone. Barmada answers key questions about FTD, exploring the signs and symptoms, key differences from Alzheimer’s, potential treatments, and current research.

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