Module 18

Frontotemporal Dementia

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 primary initial symptom is memory loss, FTD typically involves changes in behavior. Frontotemporal disorders (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal dementia, result from 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 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.

Handouts and the quiz and answers are below.


  • 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 hours 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- Page 3.


Slides and additional handouts are available for printing.



Participation is recorded with your successful completion of this short quiz. Results are sent to the agency twice a month. RECORD YOUR OWN SCORE.


Contact your supervisor or the agency’s education department for a paper certificate to indicate your participation in this program. CEUs are only valid by completing the quiz from your supervisor or linked above.


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