Frontotemporal Dementia: Identification and Management

Leah Wilfong, MS, AGPCNP-BC; Nancy E. Edwards, PhD, ANP-BC; Karen S. Yehle, PhD, FAHA; Karla Ross, MSN, ANP


Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2016;12(4):277-282. 

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Risk Factors

The most prominent risk factor is a positive family history of FTD. Family history is found in 30%-50% of individuals[8] and, of these, 40% display an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.[9] Three genes have been associated with autosomal dominant FTD. Over 80% of hereditary associated FTD is linked to mutations in these genes.[10]