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The shrinkage of tissue in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain that affects personality and behaviors is considered frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders a... More »

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The beginning symptoms of frontotemporal dementia include mood changes such as withdrawal or depression, obsessive behavior and difficulties with language, according to the University of California San Francisco. As this... More »

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Frontotemporal lobe dementia is a general term that encompasses a wide variety of disorders that affect the frontal and temporal brain lobes, according to Mayo Clinic. The frontal and temporal lobes are associated with l... More »

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD, is a degenerative brain disorder that presents as rapidly advancing dementia followed by death, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, or NINDS. Nine ... More »

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Viruses that attack the body's nerve tissue, such as shingles, cause damage to the sensory nerves and send sharp bouts of pain to the feet, states the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This pain of... More »

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Generalized cerebral volume loss refers to a loss of brain cells affecting the whole brain, states the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Symptoms of cerebral atrophy, notes NINDS, may include demen... More »

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In rare cases, shingles may spread to the brain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. If the disease does spread to the brain, it can cause symptoms such as inflammation and pain arou... More »

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