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Person-Centered Care for Behavioral Variant FTD: Managing Symptoms and Providing Supportive Care

June 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AFTD is pleased to present a continuing education webinar
targeted to healthcare professionals.

Person-Centered Care for Behavioral Variant FTDManaging Symptoms and Providing Supportive Care

The symptoms of behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD), the most common FTD disorder, include impaired executive functioning and social comportment. Caregivers of persons with bvFTD face a unique set of challenges, including young age, competing life demands such as work and raising children, lack of public awareness about FTD, and limited supportive resources. After a diagnosis, nurses and social workers play a critical role in supporting families to navigate and adapt to the ongoing challenges.

This one-hour educational program will provide healthcare professionals a clear understanding of the most common bvFTD behaviors, their impact on families, and person-centered interventions to manage behaviors and improve the quality of life for persons diagnosed and caregivers.

Learners will be able to:

  • Describe at least four symptoms that are common in persons with bvFTD.
  • Recognize the psychosocial impact on families of persons with bvFTD and describe recommendations for support.
  • List three effective person-centered approaches to respond to challenging behaviors.

Upcoming Webinar:
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT)

This webinar is approximately 60 minutes long. Webinars typically fill up quickly, and you must register for this event. Secure your spot today!

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Credit Designation Statements
Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hour(s).

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, and speech-audiology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Rush University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.

We look forward to having you join us. If you are unable to watch the webinar as it streams live, the presentation will be recorded and archived on our website within one week of broadcast. However, continuing education credits are available only to those who attend the live program.

Content for this AFTD Educational Webinar is targeted at nurses, social workers, and other health professionals, and we encourage you to forward this email invitation to your colleagues. Persons diagnosed with FTD and their family members are welcome to join.

Presenters: Cynthia Clyburn, MSW, LCSW, and Lauren Massimo, Ph.D., CRNP

Cynthia Clyburn, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed social worker at Penn Neurology. Cynthia provides counseling, education, resource coordination,?and psychotherapy to patients and families affected by a diagnosis of dementia. She?facilitates support groups for patients with early memory loss and for caregivers of?individuals?with neurodegenerative?conditions. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and completed her clinical training at the Penn Memory Center and the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center.

Lauren Massimo, Ph.D., CRNP, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, Frontotemporal Degeneration Center. Dr. Massimo holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree as an Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania; she is also a graduate of the Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Massimo’s research program focuses on identifying the cognitive and neural basis for symptoms of neurodegenerative disease.

The course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.