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“Fronto-Temporal Dementias and Traumatic Brain Injury” Webinar with Teepa Snow

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Over the past 5-10 years significant progress has been made in differential diagnosis and in tailoring treatments and interventions to each type of dementia. Current understanding is that labeling someone as having “dementia” in the early stages of the condition is inadequate for best quality care management.

This session is designed to provide information about the various forms of fronto-temporal dementias (FTDs), focusing on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It highlights the importance of noticing early signs of changes in cognition and behavior that are NOT consistent with normal aging.

Psychiatric conditions and symptoms, depression, delirium, and dementia are discussed and differences and connections are presented as they relate to FTD and TBI. The session provides specific and distinguishing characteristics, and how care and expectations may need to be changed for the condition, as well as for those individuals with mixed picture dementias.

1. Distinguish dementias, TBI, psychiatric conditions, and acute medical situations, and ‘normal aging’ changes in brain functions and observed behaviors and sensory processing.
2. Describe similarities and differences among various FTD conditions and TBI
3. Explore TBI – regarding initial symptoms, progression patterns, and management and hands-on treatment strategies

Length: 2 hours

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2 reviews for “Fronto-Temporal Dementias and Traumatic Brain Injury” Webinar with Teepa Snow

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Once again, Teepa outdid herself in presenting key features of TBIs or Head Injuries (HI) and how they compared with FTDs. Some key points that really hit home for me were:  In-depth discussion of how HI damage the brain.  HI increase the risk of developing a dementia from 5-20 years down the road. Recovery time, if at all, is variable.  The impact of HI on kids whose brains are not yet developed should give us chills as we think of all the sports our kids are into these days.  The danger of a person hitting his head and recovering quickly thinking, “Wow, I was really lucky that nothing happened,” only to find that something really did happen.  The need for constant vigilance so you will know if a change in behavior is due to drugs, alcohol or that knock on the head!  HI are similar in many ways to FvFTD in that many people hit the front part of their brain which controls those not-so-pleasant behaviors.  The need to develop a strong and solid care team early on. Like FTDs, many HI so dramatically change who the person is that it makes it hard over the long haul for a loved one to endure the changes on their own. I highly recommend everyone get the video or online class on FTD because Teepa goes in-depth in demonstrating the skills needed to help people with FTDs and now HI. As a former Memory Care Director and then a trainer of staff, I can honestly say that the state of Assisted Living Facilities with Memory Care Neighborhoods is such that they are not at all equipped to deal with most dementias let alone the complexities of FTDs or HI in effective ways. Yes, the training is required – but implementation is a different story altogether. Furthermore most associations including the ALZ Association focus on research and funding for cures. In my opinion, Teepa is the only one who gives you hands-on skills needed to care effectively for your loved one on a day-to-day basis in a way that will make your life much more pleasant.
  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A thousand thank yous to Teepa and the team who make her videos available. As a caretaker for an older partner who sustained a major traumatic brain injury, I have been learning so much that has already been making a difference in how well we interact. Many blessings.

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