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Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD): The Most Common Dementia Under 60 - Virtual Community Forum Virtual Community Forum
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: Education/Training

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)
The Most Common Dementia Under 60
Virtual Community Forum

This forum is open to the public and free to just attend.

If you are not needing CE, register here instead. 

You are only required to register and pay if you would like the 1.0 hour of continuing education.

July 20th

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hosted by Bluestem Communities

*This training has transitioned into a virtual event through GoToWebinar


Dementia is commonly thought of as something older people get and that it begins with problems with memory.  Neither of these is generally true for a person with FTD.  FTD starts in the frontal or temporal lobes and is the most common dementia for people under 60.  The initial changes can affect behavior, personality, communication, or movement.  This program will bring light to a commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed dementia, differentiate it from Alzheimer’s disease, describe some of the ways it can impact families, and highlight how the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) brings help and hope to those living with the disease while also working toward a future free of FTD.  

Learning Objectives

1. List three differences between Alzheimer’s disease and FTD.
2. Recognize four symptoms common to the FTD Disorders.
3. Describe three Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) resources available to support families living with
4. Recognize one unbiased resource for FTD research information.


Will Reiter, MA has worked in the dementia field for over 25 years. Initially trained as a music therapist at Temple University, he is a strong believer in the power of music to connect with and engage those living with a dementia. Following a master’s degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University, he provided education and support in a variety of local and regional settings, teaching better care strategies to family care partners and healthcare providers as well as speaking to the general community about dementia risk and the importance of a brain healthy lifestyle. Currently as Education Program Manager at the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), he strengthens relationships with medical clinicians and professional care providers to expand awareness of frontotemporal degeneration and increase early diagnosis and access to quality care. AFTD envisions a world with compassionate care, effective support, and a future free of FTD.


 $15 For CE Processing

Continuing Education

This Community Forum is approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hour for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Adult Care Home Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services in the core of Administration. Provider number (LTS A0009). 

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.0 contact hour applicable for APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

All other disciplines will receive a certification of attendance.

Continuing education hours are subject to change.

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