Frontotemporal dementia in an elderly patient: A diagnostic enigma

Subramoniam Madhusoodanan, Saffa Ahmad, Edward Singh, Yosef Sokol, Mark Serper

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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common form of dementias under the age of 65. The onset is insidious with personality and behavioral changes, speech and language impairment, and changes in eating patterns. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman who was admitted because of agitation and elopement attempts. Routine laboratory workup was unremarkable. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed differential atrophy of the anterior temporal lobe and hippocampus. FTD should be considered in all patients who present with insidious changes in personality and behavior accompanied by lack of insight and speech and language impairments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Long-Term Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Dementia
  • Frontotemporal
  • Neurocognitive
  • Progressive nonfluent dementia
  • Semantic dementia


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