Frontal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (frontotemporal lobar degeneration) is an umbrella term for a diverse group of uncommon disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain — the areas generally associated with personality, behavior and language.

In frontotemporal dementia, portions of these lobes atrophy or shrink. Signs and symptoms vary, depending upon the portion of the brain affected. Some people with frontotemporal dementia undergo dramatic changes in their personality and become socially inappropriate, impulsive or emotionally indifferent, while others lose the ability to use language.

The progression of the degeneration caused by Frontotemporal dementia may follow a predictable course. The degeneration begins in the orbitofrontal cortex and medial aspects such as ventromedial cortex. In later stages, it gradually expands its area to the dorsolateral cortex and the temporal lobe.

Thus, the detection of dysfunction of the orbitofrontal cortex and ventromedial cortex is important in the detection of early stage bvFTD. As stated above, a behavioural change may occur before the appearance of any atrophy in the brain in the course of the disease. Because of that, image scanning such as MRI can be insensitive to the early degeneration and it is difficult to detect early-stage bvFTD.

 

 
  • Frotal lobed dementia
  • Frontal lobed dementia stage
  • Frontal lobed dementia life expectancies
  • Frontal dementia test
  • Advances in frontal dementia research
  • Frontal dementia treatment

Related Conference of Frontal Dementia

October 12-14, 2017

24th International Conference on Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine

Park Inn by Radisson, London, UK
October 16-17, 2017

17th Global Neuroscience Conference

Osaka, Japan
November 20-21, 2017

28th International Conference on Psychiatry & Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
February 22-23, 2018

10th International Conference on Vascular Dementia

Paris, France
June 14-16, 2018

25th World Congress on Neurology & Neuroscience

Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 5-6, 2018

World Summit on Spine and Spinal Disorders

San Franciso, USA
July 16-17, 2018

25th World Congress on Neurology and Neurodisorders

Melbourne, Australia
August 06-08, 2018

26th European Neurology Congress

Madrid, Spain
September 17-18, 2018

International Conference on Nervous System and Nerve Diseases

Philadelphia , USA
August 29-30, 2018

4th World Congress on Parkinsons & Huntington Disease

Zurich, Switzerland
August 29-30, 2018

4th International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment

Zurich, Switzerland
September 13-14, 2018

7th International Conference on Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Prague, Czech Republic
September 13-14, 2018

4th International Conference on Spine and Spinal Disorders

Prague, Czech Republic
September 17-18, 2018

4th World Congress on Epilepsy and Treatment

Bali, Indonesia
September, 20-22

International Conference on Neurology & Health Care

Lisbon, Portugal
November 5-6, 2018

5th International Conference on Spine and Spinal Disorders

San Franciso, USA

Frontal Dementia Conference Speakers