Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) can make it feel like life is unraveling for people and families living with FTD.
Learn more about FTD gene mutations and find out if you or your family members qualify for genetic testing. Genetic testing may bring hope by leading to potential participation in clinical trials and research towards future treatments.
There are multiple inherited, or genetic, forms of FTD.2 This means they are caused by gene mutations, or changes in the DNA code.
Three gene mutations that may lead to FTD are GRN, C9orf72, and MAPT.2
Genetic counseling can help you make informed decisions and explain what answers genetic testing results could provide.
Genetic testing can be a valuable resource for you or your family.
A potential path forward.
Uncovering FTD gene mutations through genetic testing could lead to hope for clinical trials and future treatments.
If you are living with or caring for an individual with FTD, patient support groups can provide access to resources and connect you with the FTD community.