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 referred to as “lack of insight,” anosognosia is the inability to recognize or perceive one’s illness and its associated limitations; people who present with anosognosia display a profound lack of emotional concern about their disease and its impact on their family members. The publication focuses on the case of Roger A., whose increasingly erratic behavior frustrates and alienates his family, even as he insists that “there’s nothing wrong with me.” It also features sidebars on the financial impact of anosognosia as well as how it affects psychiatric admissions.
Issue #25: Winter 2019: Everything Is Just Fine — Anosognosia in Frontotemporal Degeneration