Frontotemporal Disorders: The Many Names of FTD
1.8 Contact Hours

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Written by: Karen Truman, PhD

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Course Description

Frontotemporal Disorders

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is not a single brain disease. It is a family of neurodegenerative diseases. Collectively these are called frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). These diseases affect approximately 50-60,000 Americans.

This continuing education course is intended to increase the knowledge and skills of those who are called upon to care for people who have been diagnosed with a frontotemporal disorder. It includes relevant information for all medical professionals who come in contact with persons who have been diagnosed with a frontotemporal disorder and may have difficult behaviors, and lack awareness that they have a serious illness. These patients may be seen at home with a caregiver, in doctors’ offices, in hospitals, mental health settings, long-term care communities, and other settings.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

Diseases Associated with FTD
  • Behavior Variant (bvFTD)
  • Temporal/Frontal Variant
  • Pick’s Disease
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
  • Progressive Non-fluent Aphasia
  • Semantic Dementia
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • FTD with Parkinsonism
  • FTD with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FTD-ALS)
  • Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
  • Dementia with Lobar Atrophy and Neuronal Cytoplasmic Inclusions
  • Diffuse Degenerative Cerebral Disease
  • Lobar Atrophy of the Brain
  • Wilhelmsen-Lynch Disease
  • A subtype called Hippocampal Sparing AD (often misdiagnosed as FTD)