I’m putting together a live, weekly course where I help family caregivers prevent and manage behavior that happen in persons living with dementia. It will be a 4-week course where I will go describe strategies for behaviors. I use Clickmeeting.com, a platform similar to Zoom. I will be doing live Q&A for the participants. The class would start in late January
Thank you so much! If there is a topic you would like to see in the course, and it was not in the poll, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Dr. Rita Jablonski
Rita Jablonski, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FGSA is a nurse practitioner, researcher, tenured professor, and former family caregiver. Her research and practice involve all aspects of dementia management; she is best known for non-drug strategies to address dementia-related behaviors.
My husband has bv FTD. He is extremely argumentative and does everything you ask him not to. He was declared incompetent and car taken from him, so he walks everywhere around 5 miles. He goes around busy streets and you cannot make him do anything he doesn’t want to do. It takes zoloft, depakote, and Nexium if he wants to. Can’t make him take his meds either.
bvFTD, in my humble opinion, can be more of a challenge than the other dementias. People with bvFTD tend to be younger, healthier, and more mobile than people with AD and vascular dementia. There seems to be fewer resources, too, in the form of support groups.