Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

About Dementia

Signs & Symptoms of bvFTD

Persons with this form of dementia may look like they have problems in almost all areas of mental function. This is because all mental activity requires attention, concentration and the ability to organize information, all of which are impaired in frontal lobe dementia. Careful testing, however, usually shows that most of the problems stem from a lack of persistence and increased inertia.

This page last updated Jun 7, 2012

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