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Differentiating Dementias: Frontal, Temporal and More

presented by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Financial: Teepa Snow receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


Non-Financial: Teepa Snow has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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For therapists that provide screenings and possible diagnoses, it can be difficult to determine the major characteristics of each form of dementia separately. Given that a correct diagnosis is extremely important to the quality of life and care for people living with dementia, this course will provide deeper information about Frontal Temporal Dementia and other less common forms by discussing the expected changes and symptoms, as well as providing demonstrations to show varying characteristics. Finally, the session will provide alternative screening techniques, knowledge around the different dementias, and support for those providing treatment as well as care to be better advocates and partners for people living with each type.

This is part two of a three part series covering dementias. Be sure to watch:
Part One: Differentiating Dementias: Alzheimer's, Vascular, and Lewy Body
Part Three: Key Indicators of Primary Dementias and How They Fit Together

Meet Your Instructor

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa Snow is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and seeks to change and improve life for everyone involved. Her practice has included everything from neuro-intensive care units in tertiary hospitals…

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1. Frontal Temporal Dementia

In this chapter we will discuss the frontal portion of Temporal Dementia, including frontal variant and PPA. We will focus on the possible causes or early signs to look for, early changes in the brain, and the cognitive status of the person. This section will also visit possible visual, emotional, language, behavioral, and progression changes to expect when working with someone who is living with Frontal Temporal Dementia.

2. Temporal Dementia

In this chapter we will discuss the temporal portion of Frontal Temporal Dementia more in depth, focusing on the possible causes or early signs to look for, early changes in the brain, and the cognitive status of the person. This section will also visit possible visual, emotional, language, behavioral, and progression changes to expect when working with someone who is living with Frontal Temporal Dementia.

3. Other Forms of Dementia

In this chapter we will discuss some of the lesser known forms of dementia. We will focus on the differences to note when observing or evaluating someone you believe may be living with a form of dementia. Finally, we will look at factors that may contribute to a higher risk of dementia or a combination of dementias.

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