C132 - Frontotemporal Dementias

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Advanced Practice Provider
Director(s): Elizabeth Finger MD, FAAN
Description: Frontotemporal dementias are a group of disorders featuring progressive decline in behavior or language, with neurodegeneration of the frontal or temporal lobes. In this session, faculty will highlight current diagnostic and management approaches for the most common subtypes of frontotemporal dementia: behavioural variant FTD, nonfluent primary progressive aphasia, and semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Recent developments in neuroimaging, genetics, and biomarkers related to FTD will be highlighted. Through case presentations, practical approaches to the assessment and management of patients with FTD symptoms will be discussed, including discussion of related disorders that can mimic FTD.
Completion Message: Participants will be able to apply current clinical criteria and diagnostic tools to diagnose the frontotemporal dementias and to differentiate these disorders from atypical presentations of other disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Participants will be able to apply best evidence for the management of the behavioural and cognitive deficits arising in FTD.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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