Educational Webinar Series

AFTD’s Educational Webinar Series brings experts to you to address issues important to all whose lives are impacted by FTD. The experts we invite to host these webinars represent both the clinical and care sides of FTD.

bvFTD Subtypes: Divergent Anatomy, Divergent Behavior — Originally presented on 5/25/2017

Presented by Dr. Katherine Rankin, the third installment in the AFTD educational webinar series explores how researchers have identified specific patterns of nerve cell loss that lead to four distinct sub-types of bvFTD. This webinar can help individuals, families and healthcare professionals better understand how people with a bvFTD diagnosis can present so differently; it also suggests new perspectives on managing FTD.

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A Care Paradigm for Persons with FTD — Originally presented on 1/12/2017

Presented by Dr. Alvin Holm, the second installment in the AFTD educational webinar explored how FTD treatment benefits from an integrated and comprehensive approach. Learn how symptom-specific therapies, wellness management and environmental support can help caregivers manage FTD care more effectively. Alvin Holm, M.D., FACP, is Founder and Director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders Program at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has more than 25 years of experience in adult medicine and neuropsychiatry.

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The Journey to an FTD Diagnosis — Originally presented on 10/20/2016

The first installment of AFTD’s educational webinar series explores cases of patients with varying ages and backgrounds, to help you better understand how doctors arrive at an FTD diagnosis. Bradley Boeve, MD, Chair of Behavioral Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and AFTD Medical Advisory Council member was the presenting speaker. His clinical and research interests include neurodegenerative disorders that cause cognitive impairment/dementia.

Watch the webinar here.