Healthcare Professional Educational Webinar: Person-Centered Care for Primary Progressive Aphasia
August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a clinical neurodegenerative dementia syndrome, which can be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal degeneration. The progressive loss of language experienced by those with PPA negatively impacts communication and quality of life. This webinar will describe clinical features of PPA, its progression, and impact on everyday life. It will also include an overview of the neurodegenerative etiologies and provide person- and family-centered approaches to maximize communication, connection, and quality of life among persons living with PPA and their caregivers over the course of the illness.
- List at least two symptoms common to PPA.
- Recognize three practical ways these symptoms impact communication between a person with PPA and a caregiver.
- Describe three effective person- and family-centered approaches to maximize communication and minimize frustration.
Click here to learn more and register. Content for this AFTD Educational Webinar is targeted to nurses, social workers, and other health professionals. Persons diagnosed with FTD and their family members are welcome to join. This webinar will be recorded and archived on AFTD’s YouTube page.