February 17th Webinar: Brain-Behavior Connections in Frontotemporal Degeneration
February 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The cognitive and behavioral changes experienced in FTD are closely related to the loss of neurons in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Understanding the connection between changes in the structure of the brain and behavioral symptoms is important for understanding the disease. This webinar will discuss how patterns of atrophy in the brain correspond to behavioral symptoms like apathy and disinhibition. Knowledge of the neuroanatomical basis of FTD can help family caregivers, persons diagnosed, and healthcare providers better understand behaviors and develop care strategies to maximize quality of life.
In this webinar, Lauren Massimo, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, will:
• Examine structures in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain that underlie cognition and behavior
• Explore how patterns of brain atrophy produce behavioral symptoms in FTD
• Help participants understand the basis of behavioral symptoms in FTD in order to develop effective care strategies
Register here. If you are unable to watch the webinar as it streams live, the presentation will be recorded and archived on our website within one week of broadcast. (Click here to view our entire catalog of Educational Webinars.)