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Has Dementia Turned Your Parent or Spouse Into a Stranger?

Posted Feb 05 2013 12:00am

Although Alzheimer’s disease is likely the most common and well-known dementia, the reality is that there are many other types of dementia. One lesser known but increasingly recognized dementia is frontotemporal. FTD generally presents itself as a baffling change in a loved one's personality. A recent New York Times story titled The Vanishing Mind: When Illness Makes a Spouse a Stranger illustrates the stunning effect that FTD can have on a long-term marriage.

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