Frontotemporal dementia in Midwestern USA: more cases or improved diagnosis?

Takeaway

  • The incidence of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is increasing in Olmsted County, Minnesota, in the Midwestern USA, however this may reflect wider disease recognition and diagnostic advances.

Why this matters

    FTD disorders represent the third most common form of dementia, yet these heterogeneous syndromes are difficult to diagnose, and their incidence may be underreported.