Help improve FTD diagnosis and patient care Learn more.

Help improve FTD diagnosis and patient care Learn more

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To Discuss With Your Doctor

  • Talking With Your Doctor

    Being prepared when you come in for an office visit can help you get your concerns addressed and produce a more accurate diagnosis earlier.

  • Tests

    Certain tests can help your doctor rule out or support a diagnosis of FTD.

  • Genetic Counseling

    If your family has a history of dementia or motor neuron disease, you may want to meet a genetic counselor to help assess your risk of a genetic disorder and weigh the medical, social and ethical decisions surrounding genetic testing.

  • Help Your Doctor Help You

    Many doctors have little, if any, experience diagnosing or managing FTD in someone. There are resources available for you to share with your doctor.

  • Becoming a New Patient of the Memory and Aging Center

    The UCSF Memory and Aging Center has specialists from a wide variety of disciplines including neurology, neuropsychology, geriatrics, geropsychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, social work and speech pathology who are available to participate in a patient's evaluation. If you and your doctor determine that an appointment with the Memory and Aging Center is the next step, there are several steps to take.