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Author Anbar, Ada, 1935- author.

Title When love meets dementia : frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and the family / Ada Anbar ; foreword by Marwan N. Sabbah.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  616.831 ANB    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  616.831 ANB    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series McFarland health topics.
Contents The personal story--sixty years of marriage, then kicked out. 1. The day that changed my life ; 2. A fractured spine ; 3. The CNAs are coming home ; 4. Romantic beginnings ; 5. Kicked out of my grave ; 6. The apartment -- The elusive diagnosis. 7. An emerging pattern ; 8. At last a diagnosis ; 9. Crossing over -- Lingering questions. 10. What exactly is FTD? ; 11. Sub-types of FTD ; 12. The clinical symptoms of FTD ; 13. Triggers for FTD development -- Treatment/prevention/management. 14. Basic pre-treatment information ; 15. Common pharmacological treatments ; 16. Non-pharmacological and nutritional support; 17. The healthy lifestyle ; 18. Rehabilitation ; 19. The supportive environment -- When FTD is suspected. 20. What to do when FTD is suspected ; 21. The altered relationship ; 22. The care of the caregiver ; 23. Caregiver resources ; 24. Is Dementia a normal part of aging or a disease? ; 25. The future of FTD research ; 26. Personal reflections.
Summary "Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is now recognized as one of the most common forms of dementia in individuals under age 65, second only to Alzheimer's. Detailed background information on the disease is provided along with discussion of related issues, and information on how to minimize the chances of becoming a victim"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Personal Narratives.
Frontotemporal dementia.
Added Author Sabbah, Marwan N., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781476673400 (softcover : alk. paper)
1476673403 (softcover : alk. paper)
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