What Is Frontotemporal Dementia?

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a specific type of dementia, usually targeting younger individuals. It takes its name by the part of the brain which is most typically affected, the prefrontal and anterior temporal cortex.   The most prominent features of FTD are:   deep behavioural and personality changes, to the point that changes in affect…

Driving With Dementia

Driving a car to move around has become a requirement nowadays, particularly for those living in rural areas or in areas where public transport is not so efficient. However, many concerns regarding the possibility and the safety for the elderly to drive a car are often brought up.   We know that “going out”, keeping…

A Brief History Of Dementia

Throughout history, the concept of dementia has changed many times, and it can be traced back to the time of ancient Greece and Rome, where it was considered a very normal and inevitable part of growing old. The Greek god of old age was Geras, and the more “geras” one acquired, the more fame and…

How Do Children Understand Dementia?

Many studies have explored the impact that dementia has on adult caregivers. But some might forget that dementia affects not only those with the condition and their carers, often their partners or their closest relatives, but their entire family, including grandchildren. A study was conducted in Taiwan, surveying over 5825 students, ranging from 10 to…