My husband's biggest problem is the memory, his short-term memory is virtually zero. As to scans he had one a few years ago, but only the one. This was when we lived in Wales and he attended a memory clinic once a year. Since we moved to England the doctor said that she didn't see the point in him attending the memory clinic now that he had his diagnosis. He has been seeing the doctor just once a year. This doctor has now left the practice. To tell the truth I feel sometimes that I am just side-lined and having to get on with it.@jenniferjean - there is a variant of Alzheimers that is variously known as behaviour variant Alz (bvAlz), frontal lobe variant, atypical Alzheimers and probably a few other things. Basically it is Alzheimers that instead of causing memory problems as the first symptoms and following the usual path of Alzheimers, starts in the frontal lobes and causes very, very similar symptoms to FTD. It can sometimes be extremely difficult to tell them apart and this is why some people have the diagnosis of exactly which dementia it is, changed over time. This is what has happened with OH - he had a diagnosis of FTD to start with, which the neurologists have decided is not what he has - although they realise that he has something and he has all the symptoms of FTD. Its just that the scans do not support this diagnosis and he has a lot of physical symptoms too, which do not seem to fit in any little box.
Someone else on here mentioned about "their PWD's latest scan". Should he be having more than just that one he had previously? I don't know.