Does frontal lobe dysfunction affect my lifespan or likelihood of getting Alzheimers or dementia?

Does frontal lobe dysfunction affect my lifespan or likelihood of getting Alzheimers or dementia. I have obtained epilepsy over the last couple of years and they believe the frontal lobe is linked with my epilepsy. No websites I sought out could tell me a clear answer. I know frontal lobe disorder/dysfunction is often confused with frontal lobe dementia. Can you please give me an answer asap? I am 26 and was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 21.



Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi…
Generally, the presence of epilepsy increases the possibility of developing dementia/Alzheimer’s at earlier age, but it is not directly related to lifespan or so..

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
If you have no speech or thinking problems then frontal lobe dysfunction will not cause Alzheimers or dementia.
And it is sure that it will not affect your life span
Good Luck

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Frontal lobe dysfunction or frontal lobe disorder can cause Alzheimer’s disease like symptoms and if you have frontal lobe epilepsy then the chances are more but if you do not have any symptoms right now then do not worry..
Although you should stay in supervision of a Neurophysician so that proper palliative therapy can be given to you to avoid the progression of the neurological symptoms and you can stay a healthy life..
At present there is nothing life threatening,.

Hope this helps..

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