Emotional memories lost in FTD

Scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) found patients with FTD lose the emotional content of their memories, which explains why they may not vividly remember an emotionally charged event such as a wedding or funeral.

FTD is the second most common degenerative disease causing dementia in younger adults, with an onset age as young as 30 years, although it is typically seen in people in their 50s and 60s.

The research team showed patients images that would prompt an emotional reaction in healthy people.