(PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias (FTD),” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.
Frontotemporal Dementias (FTD), an umbrella-term for a range of disorders affecting the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, are particularly challenging for families and professional caregivers. Odd, often impulsive behaviors and a potential loss of language are just a few of the symptoms causing frustration and anxiety.
Teepa Snow, a North Carolina native and dementia expert with over 30 years of experience, explains, “There isn’t a lot of information available for caregivers about Frontotemporal Dementias. They might think they understand Alzheimer’s, but this isn’t Alzheimer’s. So this training helps people better understand why people with FTDs are doing what they’re doing, and more importantly, how we can help instead of getting in the way. And the better we understand them, the better we can provide the right environment and support. That’s what this training is all about.”
“Knowing why someone with FTD acts oddly or aggressive is vital for offering the best care,” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “Situations that are routine for someone with a healthy brain can appear particularly frightening to someone who perceives their environment differently, which is the case with Frontotemporal Dementia.”
For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/amazon or call JoAnn Westbrook at 1-800-672-1310.