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Partners in FTD Care #34: Finding the Way — Successfully Transitioning to Residential Care

For families facing FTD, the decision to transition into a residential care facility is often a challenging…

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Partners in FTD Care #33: Does It Run in the Family? — The Genetics of FTD

Most cases of FTD are sporadic, meaning that there is no clear-cut, singular genetic cause. Many cases,…

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Partners in FTD Care #32: Not Too Young –The Most Common Dementia Under 60

While dementia is popularly seen as a condition exclusively impacting the elderly, people in their 50s, 40s,…

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Partners in FTD Care #31: It May Not Be Parkinson’s — A Look at Corticobasal Degeneration

Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a rare neurodegenerative disease that results in nerve cell loss, scarring, and shrinkage…

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Partners in FTD Care #30: When the Conversation Stops — Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the parts of the brain responsible for…

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Partners in FTD Care #29: Life During a Pandemic — FTD Facility Care Amidst COVID-19

Across the U.S., long-term care facilities have emerged as hotspots for the spread of the novel coronavirus,…

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Partners in FTD Care #28: I’m Only Trying to Help — Approaches to Resistant Behavior in the Home

In FTD, resistant behaviors occur when the person diagnosed opposes the efforts of a caregiver to help…

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Partners in FTD Care #27: Rethinking Palliative Care — A New Approach to Managing FTD

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people facing serious illnesses. It can be used at any…

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Partners in FTD Care #26: Only Part of the Answer — Medications and FTD

While there are currently no medications to slow or stop FTD’s progression, medications approved for other conditions…

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Partners in FTD Care #25: Everything Is Just Fine — Anosognosia in Frontotemporal Degeneration

This AFTD publication focuses on anosognosia, a hallmark symptom of FTD — particularly behavioral variant FTD. Often…

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