Dementia symptoms: How does your partner smell lately? The smelly warning sign of dementia

“Our findings suggest that obesity is a shared risk factor for FTD [frontotemporal dementia] and AD [Alzheimer’s disease], while smoking plays various roles as a risk factor for FTD”, wrote the researchers.

How is frontotemporal dementia diagnosed?

According to the Alzheimer’s Society (AS), blood tests and a full physical examination are important to rule out other possible causes of symptoms.

“A specialist – normally an old age psychiatrist or neurologist – may think a person has FTD after talking to them and to someone who knows them well.”

According to the health body, the specialist will take a detailed history of the person’s symptoms and ask questions to understand the person’s behaviour and abilities better.

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