This is a support blog for people that have been diagnosed with early stage FTD/dementia. This blog is dedicated to helping people help themselves as well as increase awareness for caregivers, friends, and the medical community. It will include finding groups, medical care, public assistance, having fun again, making new friends, dealing with old friends, family, depression, and isolation.
Dementia is a lifestyle change. You can live a happy, productive life with dementia.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
New Trial for FTD Drug Announced
Announcement for new clinical trial for a drug which will stop the progression of bvFTD.
"If successful, this will be the first investigational drug that is able to arrest the progression of this disease."
Please note, in many countries outside the United States FTD is still known as Pick's Disease. FTD or Pick's disease is named after Arnold Pick, a psychiatrist who first discovered the disease in 1892.
Since I've been diagnosed 2 years ago in NYC, I've watched the name changed and squabbled over from:
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) to:
Frontotemporal Degeneration to(FTD):
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration(FTLD):
Personally I think some people have to much time on there hands and like to bicker over language. Then again, who am I. Just a FTD'ed Demented Degenerate :-) Frontotemporal Disorders
The specific subtypes of frontotemporal degeneration are: