This Doesn’t Look Like Dementia – Serving people with FTD in day services programs”

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Presenters:  Sharon S. Denny, MA and Sandi Grow, RN

Webinar sponsored by NADSA on Jan 31, 2013

Day services are a critical resource for families facing frontotemporal degeneration (FTD).  People affected are typically younger, more active and have different symptoms and challenges than people with Alzheimer’s.  This session will present information and case studies to illustrate challenges in care, the impact on family, and strategies for providing quality services to people with frontotemporal degeneration.  Staff training tools, including behavioral interventions, activities, and resources and support for continued learning will be discussed.  Ample time for questions will be included.

Speaker Information:

Sharon S. Denny, MA is Program Director at The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) where she directs support and education for families and healthcare professionals.  She has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and over 25 years’ experience in program development with organizations that serve people with medical and psychiatric disabilities.

Sandi Grow, RN is the wife of Karl – diagnosed with FTD in March of 2007 at the age of 54.  Sandi is an RN and has continued to work while caring for her husband.  Their experience with several day services programs and now long term care epitomize the importance and value of the partnership needed between family and staff for quality services.


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