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Subtle signs of decline: Frontotemporal dementia often overlooked at first

Joann Hill thought she and her husband needed marriage counseling. Now, looking back 15 years, Hill can see those were signs of Frontotemporal dementia — more commonly called “FTD” by those it affects — with which her husband, Don, was diagnosed around five years ago.

She learned that, even though its symptoms are often initially blamed on psychiatric problems, experts now say the group of disorders classified as FTD could account for as many as 15 percent of all dementias.

Read more on the Knoxville News Sentinel website.