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Frontotemporal Dementia: The Other Dementia

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Frontotemporal Dementia is often lost in the shadow of Alzheimer’s disease but afflicts over 250,000 patients a year. Many times, the diagnosis take years as patients and caregivers struggle to find physicians and advocacy groups that can provide information about an astounding manifestation of symptoms. Join Kelley Connors, MPH, Real Women on Health! radio show host with Dr. Bradley Boeve, Chief of Behavioral Neurology at Mayo Clinic with Sharon Denny, Program Director for the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias. The 60-min show will highlight a soon-to-be-released documentary film called “Planning for Hope” about FTD and include the real-life experiences from the film’s creators, Susan Grant and Cindy Dilks, as well as the perspective of Sheila Bourgeault, whose husband died in early 2009 from FTD