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Frontotemporal Dementia: ‘Cruelest Disease You Never Heard Of’

Bill Whitaker 60 Minutes FTD
Frontotemporal Dementia, FTD, is the most common form of dementia in people under age 60. Why isn't it better known? (Video)

The family of famed actor Bruce Willis recently announced the actor has been diagnosed FTD, frontotemporal dementia, the most common form of dementia affecting people under 60.  Journalist Bill Whitaker of the CBS’ 60 Minutes program takes viewers on a journey to understand what he calls “the cruelest disease you never heard of” — frontotemporal dementia — and why it isn’t better known.

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