[CNN] — Frontotemporal dementia strikes early, typically in the 50s, sometimes as young as age 45. Unlike Alzheimer’s, it doesn’t affect memory, instead attacking the parts of the brain which control thinking, reasoning and emotions. The first symptom is likely a loss of interest in life and the …

Frontotemporal dementia is a pretty devastating disease that impacts people in the prime of their lives. It’s especially hard on family members who can see the changes in their loved one they themselves often can’t see.

Kaitlin Casaletto, an Assistant Professor in the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

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