“For behavioural variant FTD, one in every two or three people with the disease could have a family history,” explains Alzheimer’s Research UK.
According to the charity, scientists have found a number of faulty genes that can cause inherited forms of FTD, including tau, progranulin and C9ORF72.
“If your doctor suspects a strong family link, you may be offered a genetic test and close relatives may be offered genetic counselling,” it says.
Research is ongoing to understand the risk factors that may underpin FTD.
Source: Daily Express