Frontotemporal Disorders: The Many Names of FTD

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1. Which of the following is NOT a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD)?

  a. Pick’s Disease

  b. Alzheimer’s Disease

  c. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

  d. Wilhelmsen-Lynch Disease


2. Over time, people with a certain form of FTD may develop symptoms similar to:

  a. Muscular Dystrophy

  b. Hippocampal Sparing AD

  c. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  d. Down’s Syndrome


3. Various symptoms of FTD may include _____.

  a. Compulsive eating

  b. Lack of judgement and inhibition

  c. A decline of personal hygiene

  d. All of the above


4. _____ put(s) persons at the highest risk for developing FTD.

  a. Family history and genetics

  b. Old head injuries

  c. Mental illness

  d. Old age


5. FTD patients may exhibit language difficulties and movement disorders, as well as eating inappropriate items.

  a. True

  b. False


6. An MRI is the most accurate scan for identifying potential FTD patients.

  a. True

  b. False


7. Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) often cause food cravings and impulsive activity in FTD patients.

  a. True

  b. False


8. Only a _____ can provide 100% confirmation that a person had FTD.

  a. Doctor’s evaluation

  b. Neurologist's confirmation

  c. Brain autopsy

  d. Toxicology test


9. FTD may create an indifference to others’ feelings by blunting emotions.

  a. True

  b. False


10. Typical behavior of a person with a form of FTD may include:

  a. Grabbing food off another’s plate

  b. Shoplifting

  c. Indifference to others' feelings

  d. All of the above