The dementia Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME*

*The dementia Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME* is a place for people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions.

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating. You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone. The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia and also see NSW - Younger Onset Dementia . For more information contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) toolkit

1. What is FTD? -- What is frontotemporal dementia? addresses the nature of FTD, provides descriptions of different clinical presentations, outlines a number of common symptoms, and provides basic information about the pathology and genetics of this condition.

2. Diagnosing FTD -- Diagnosing frontotemporal dementia aims to assist health professionals in identifying and diagnosing FTD by highlighting helpful investigations and referral pathways.

3. Different Approach with FTD --  Why do we need a different approach in supporting people with FTD and their families/carers? focuses on practical communication and behavioural management strategies.

4. Assessing the Impact of FTD --  Assessing the impact of frontotemporal dementia illustrates a person centred problem solving approach to assessing the impacts of FTD.

5. Managing FTD -- Managing the impact of FTD disabilities and symptoms gives detailed information and some suggested practical strategies for responding to the unique disabilities and symptoms of FTD

6. Young Onset Dementia --  FTD as a young onset dementia: special considerations describes issues unique to those who develop dementia earlier in life, including financial and legal ramifications and how to address these.

7.  References section lists relevant scientific publications for further reading. This reference list is unique in its clinical focus and includes a wide range of articles addressing the nature, diagnosis, and management of FTD.

click here for the toolkit  resources-ftd-toolkit