Spectrum Health has the only neurocognitive specialty team of its kind in West Michigan. This means you have more experience and understanding from day one. Our team works with you and your family to manage a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. From connecting you with resources to helping you with decision-making, we are medical experts but also people who empathize with your tough situation. We're with you every time your needs change, helping in every way that we can.
Frontotemporal dementia happens when nerve cells are lost in the front and temporal regions of the brain. Unlike Alzheimer's disease which typically affects memory first, this condition often affects behavior, personality, or language first, though memory problems may develop as the disease progresses. We'll work together to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.