- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating frontotemporal dementia. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 200 people with frontotemporal dementia each year.
- Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), nervous system and mental health conditions (neuropsychologists), nervous system conditions and radiology (neuroradiologists), speech and language (speech-language pathologists), sleep medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation collaborate to evaluate and treat frontotemporal dementia.
- Individual treatment program. Your doctor will tailor your treatment programs to your needs. Frontotemporal dementia can't be cured, but your treatment team can help you manage your condition.
- Research. Mayo Clinic researchers study risk factors, diagnostic techniques and treatment options for frontotemporal dementia and other conditions. You may be eligible to participate in clinical trials and studies in the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
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