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Friedreichs Ataxia
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An A to Z glossary of disabilities

A rare genetic disease which affects walking and a lack of sensation in the arms. Friedreich’s Ataxia also damages parts of the brain, heart (in 75% of people) and the spinal cord.

‘Ataxia’ means lack of order.

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frontotemporal dementia
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Frontotemporal dementia, also known as FTD, is a rare form of dementia. Early symptoms are changes to personality and behaviour as well as difficulties with language.

As the condition progresses  frontotemporal dementia can cause memory loss as well as affecting a person’s emotions, mood and mental capacity.

Frontotemporal dementia is caused by damage to two sets of nerve cells in the brain.

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frozen shoulder
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A stiff and painful feeling in your shoulder which can last for months or years.

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FTD
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Frontotemporal  dementia  (FTD) is one of the less common types of dementia. It is sometimes called Pick's disease or frontal lobe dementia. The first noticeable FTD symptoms are changes to personality and behaviour and/or difficulties with language.

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functional neurological disorder
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FND is a common and disabling neurological condition which causes weakness and abnormal patterns of movement.

The illness can also cause sensory problems, cognitive complications as well as vision loss and speech impediments.

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