People experience dementia at an early age


Although there are many different types of dementia, there is one which people of all ages can be affected. Frontotemporal Dementia can trigger someone as early as 40 years old.

The Frontotemporal support group is a way for people to get resources on how to manage this type of dementia. Frontotemporal Dementia is hard to diagnose because memory is often impacted in the later stages. About 40,000 Americans suffer from this early onset type of dementia, and the owner of Debra Levy Elder Care Associates, Susy Murphy, says she is starting to see younger patients every year.

“Typically the first sign is not a memory change for frontotemporal, typically that first sign is a behavior change” says Murphy.

Another sign of Frontotemporal Dementia is language difficulty. The support group meets at the Somerford Place in Frederick, Maryland  on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

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