Event Date: Mar 27, 2012 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
Presented by: Margaret Crossley (PhD), Registered Doctoral Psychologist, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology Training, Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Rural and Remote Memory Clinic at the University of Saskatchewan
Facilitated by: Sarah Clark & Liz Lusk
Host: Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE) and Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC)
Event Type: Diagnosis, Webinar
Event Description: The first half of this presentation will briefly describe some of the challenges associated with diagnosing frontotemporal dementia (FTD), with a focus on the contributions of neuropsychological assessment and interprofessional team collaboration. The second half of the presentation will describe a unique telehealth-delivered support group for spouses of individuals diagnosed with FTD and other atypical dementia, and the lessons learned from our caregiver participants about family member needs and the essential ingredients of therapeutic group interventions.