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Old 12-08-2003, 09:32 PM #6 (permalink)
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Hello Diane
Your question about Dementia and ALS is an interesting one. My mother was diagnosed with ALS and Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) just over 2 years ago. Both diagnoses were proven through an autopsy. The FTD was very subtle, and involved things like my mom not changing topics in conversation, and being slow to remember things. It is a topic I have looked for information on, but it is rare. What is out there seems to be written for neurologists, I find those articles quite hard to understand. I do know though, that it is a component of ALS that many neurologists and researchers are looking more closely at, and as they look for symptoms, they are finding more and more people with ALS also being affected by FTD. I hope this info is helpful. Take Care.
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