Howard S Kirshner, MD, Professor of Neurology, the doctor that helped me find the wonderful doctors in Houston, wrote Nov 2, 2006 in emedicine, a great article - "Frontal and Temporal Lobe Dementia"
This was one aspect I find very interesting, since both my brother and sister had artistic abilities surface with this disease. Another clue for families. Dr. Kirshner states:
"Some North American authors have included under the FTD category cases in which artistic and musical abilities have actually emerged after the onset of the illness, usually in association with progressive language impairment. "