Mar 19, 2020

Caring for someone with Frontotemporal Degeneration

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Live chat with expert: Matthew Sharp and Deena Chisholm

Frontotemporal degeneration is the most common dementia for those under age 60, yet it’s widely misunderstood and too often misdiagnosed. Join experts Matthew Sharp and Deena Chisholm from the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration and gerontologist and caregiver advocate Lakelyn Hogan for an overview of Frontotemporal Degeneration. Participants will learn:

  • How frontotemporal degeneration differs from Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Signs, symptoms and behaviors
  • What the diagnosis journey looks like
  • How caregivers can support a loved one
  • Resources available for families
  • Recent research and clinical trials
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Matthew Sharp and Deena Chisholm

Matthew Sharp is the program manager for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and plays a key role in patient and caregiver support and education. He helped develop AFTD’s Grassroots Network, made up of local volunteers who raise funds to ensure help and support for families, as well as research. Deena Chisholm serves as AFTD’s education program manager working primarily with healthcare professionals promoting AFTD’s mission and providing education. In her career, Deena has worked to develop and implement several new initiatives and research focused on dementia care.

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