Frontal Temporal Disorders (Update)

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

Frontotemporal disorders lead to dementias that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement.  This CE course explains what is known about the different types of disorders and how they are diagnosed, as well as describing how to treat and manage these difficult conditions, with practical advice for caregivers.

Author:  National Institutes of Health.  (2017, February).  Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.  Publication No. 17-AG-6361.

Contributions by:
Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, Research Associate Professor, Director of Education, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Sandra Weintraub, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Core Leader, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco
Catherine Pace-Savitsky, MA, Former Executive Director, Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Susan Dickinson, MS, CGC, Executive Director, Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe the symptoms of the three types of progressive language decline.

2.  Determine the most common cause of dementia in people younger than age 65.

3.  Identify the most typical difficulty of primary progressive aphasia.

4.  Name which issue of progressive supranuclear palsy is helped by medication.

5.  Summarize what a caregiver should do to deal with apathy.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Basics of Frontotemporal Disorders

2.  Types of Frontotemporal Disorders

3.  Causes

4.  Diagnosis

5.  Common Symptoms

6.  Treatment and Management

7.  Caring for a Person with a Frontotemporal Disorder



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CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2019-07-15

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