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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Limbic system not functioning correctly. No feelings. Diagnosed with Fronto Temporal Dementia. Dad had Alzheimer. Related?

I am wondering why my limbic system does not function correctly. I seem to have no feelings and don't know what happened to them. I do not feel anything at weddings, funerals, sad movies, fear,hurt feelings, sorrow for others, etc. I feel empty and dead inside because I do not exhibit emotions. I have recently been diagnosed with early fronto temporal dementia and wonder if this could have anything to do with it. I am 69 years old and my father had Alzheimers before he died. Is this familial or hereditary?
Mon, 16 Sep 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
ya dementia may present in this manner.
some pts having vascular dementia benefit with blood thinners and exercise
MRI angio of brain may be done to look for vascular insufficiency and treated
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