Being prepared when you come in for an office visit can help you get your concerns addressed and produce a more accurate diagnosis earlier.
To Discuss With Your Doctor
Talking With Your Doctor
Certain tests can help your doctor rule out or support a diagnosis of FTD.
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.