Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

Frontotemporal Dementia Symptoms

Symptoms of FTD start gradually and progress steadily, and in some cases, rapidly. They vary from person to person, depending on the areas of the brain involved. These are common symptoms:

Some people have physical or psychiatric symptoms, such as tremors, muscle spasms or weakness, rigidity, poor coordination and/or balance, difficulty swallowing, hallucinations, or delusions. These signs are not as common as behavioral and language changes.

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