About Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
FTD is a rapidly progressing severe form of dementia, and patients are usually diagnosed under the age of 65. The disease affects 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States and about 110,000 people in the European Union. The prevalence of the disease may be higher in Asia and Latin America. There are currently no approved treatment options. FTD symptoms are usually insidious. Patients usually have clinical symptoms at the age of 45-65 years and an average of 58 years. The average life expectancy is 7-10 years after the symptoms appear.