FTD – am I at risk?
According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, some people with FTD have a family history of dementia and the condition may be inherited in some of these families.
For behavioural variant FTD, one in every two or three people with the disease could have a family history.
Although, as Alzheimer’s Research UK points out, the figure is thought to be much lower for other forms of FTD.
“Overall, around one in ten cases of FTD are thought to be caused by a faulty gene passed down in families – also known as familial frontotemporal dementia,” says the health body.