Katie Brandt, MM, the Director of Caregiver Support Services and Public Relations for the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, discusses how her late husband was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) at the age of 29. Two weeks later, her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 59. She covers the differences between FTD and Alzheimer’s, dealing with misdiagnoses, behavioral approaches to Alzheimer’s care, caregiver support and the impact of dementia on young families.
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