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Partners in FTD Care #14: Changes in Eating, and Managing Related Compulsive Behaviors

Changes in eating, combined with the ritualistic and repetitive behaviors and diminished social awareness that accompany FTD,…

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Partners in FTD Care #13: The Loss of Empathy and Connection in FTD

This issue demonstrates the importance of understanding how strongly the loss of empathy and connection in FTD…

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Partners in FTD Care #12: Sexual Behavior in FTD

When a person develops FTD, the disease can cause changes in sexual behavior; several types of changes…

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Partners in FTD Care #11: Why Does He Act Like That? Aggressive Behaviors in FTD

This issue of Partners in FTD Care demonstrates how careful planning, behavioral interventions and other care strategies…

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Partners in FTD Care #10: Incontinence Management in FTD

Incontinence for persons with FTD is quite different from incontinence in an older dementia population. Care partners…

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Partners in FTD Care #9: When the Meaning Is Lost — Semantic Variant PPA

Individuals with semantic variant primary progressive aphasia (svPPA) lose the meaning of words, develop difficulty recognizing faces…

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Partners in FTD Care #8: FTD Symptom or Pain — How Can You Tell?

The unusual behavior of someone with FTD is not always what it seems. Because people with FTD…

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Partners in FTD Care #7: In FTD, Roaming Is Not Wandering

Because of its early age of onset, people with FTD are often still physically active; their cognitive…

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Partners in FTD Care #6: Activities for Individuals with FTD

People with FTD have impairments that affect participation in activities differently than people with Alzheimer’s. In this…

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Partners in FTD Care #5: Nonfluent-variant PPA

In order to serve people with PPA in community settings, it is important to appreciate how the…

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