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2 Upcoming FTD Webinars on March 19, 2020

2 Upcoming FTD Webinars on March 19, 2020

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While there are numerous closing and cancellations around the world due to COVID-19, including the 2020 AFTD Education Conference, persons aff

While there are numerous closing and cancellations around the world due to COVID-19, including the 2020 AFTD Education Conference, persons affiliated with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration are presenting during a couple of upcoming webinars on Thursday, March 19, 2020, that may be of interest:

"Caring for Someone with Frontotemporal Degeneration"

AFTD Program Manager Matthew Sharp and AFTD Education Program Manager Deena Chisholm along with gerontologist and caregiver advocate Lakelyn Hogan will discuss FTD and caring for persons with the disease during “Caring for Someone with Frontotemporal Degeneration.” 

This webinar, presented by Home Instead Senior Care, will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on March 19, 2020.

Topics covered will include: 

  • How FTD differs from Alzheimer’s 
  • How FTD differs from 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 

Questions will be answered during the live broadcast. You can submit your inquiries during the webinar or email them in advance to livechat@homeinstead.com.

Watch a recording of the webinar below!

"Corticobasal Syndrome & Corticobasal Degeneration: Basics & What You Need to Know"

Melissa Armstrong, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of neurology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will provide an in-depth look at corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD) from 4 until 5:30 p.m. on March 19, 2020.

In the webinar, Dr. Armstrong will discuss:

  • the vocabulary used in this disease
  • the difference between syndrome and degeneration
  • how a diagnosis is made
  • common symptoms
  • expected progression
  • treatment approaches

If you are unable to watch the webinar live, Dr. Armstrong’s presentation will be recorded and archived on the AFTD website within one week of broadcast. 

Watch a recording of the webinar below.

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