Early-Onset Dementia: Coping With FTD

For Julie Krueger, who was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in her forties, the “diagnosis was a catalyst telling me to live my life to the fullest.”

FTD is a progressive disease that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Symptoms include changes in behavior, motor skills, and executive functions such as planning, sequencing, and judgment.

As Julie deals with her diagnosis, she’s blogging about her journey with the disease, and participating in awareness-raising events such as the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Find out more about Julie in “Aware That I’m Unaware': Wausau Woman Tells of Life With Early Dementia.”

Also get tips for caring for persons with FTD.

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