Join us TOMORROW: APRIL 11, 2023 at 11:00 am
Recently, the actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, a rare type of dementia that typically affects people ages 45 to 64. In contrast to Alzheimer’s, in which the major initial symptom is memory loss, FTD typically involves changes in behavior. Frontotemporal disorders (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal dementia, are the result of damage to neurons in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Many possible symptoms can result, including unusual behaviors, emotional problems, trouble communicating, difficulty with work, or difficulty with walking.
Join Dr Amy Craven from C & V Senior Care for this in depth look at one type of dementia, and review how we can offer the best possible care to our patients with dementia.
While Alzheimer’s disease generally affects most of the brain, frontotemporal dementia primarily affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain – the areas generally associated with personality and behavior.
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- 1. Define frontotemporal Dementia and the frequency of occurrence
- 2. Recognize the cardinal symptoms of frontotemporal dementia
- 3. Understand the Challenges of dealing with FTD
- 4. Utilize practical strategies for care in FTD
This program satisfies 1.0 hour for the state of New Hampshire’s requirement on Person centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, or dementia-related behaviors and communication. Record your own progress with the self tracker. In year two, each employee is required to attain at least 4 hours of ongoing training each calendar year. Such continuing education shall include new information on best practices in the treatment and care of persons with dementia. CHAPTER 2, SB255-FN-FINAL VERSION- Page3.
Slides and additional handouts are available for printing.