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Frontotemporal Dementia

Writing Toward Fear -- Effacement -- in ONE THING STOLEN

Beth Kephart | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Beth Kephart

There is a girl who only just recently knew who she was, what she wanted, the dimensions of now. A girl who has a retro-minded best friend and a reputation for ingenious ideas about night snow, urban gardens, and the songs that rise up from Philadelphia streets.

Social Media and the Unmasking of Psychiatric and Neurological Illness

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Alissa Fleck

A good friend of mine from college, we'll call her "L" is living a nightmare. Her 56-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

How FTD Hides

Paul Ruth | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Ruth

The devastating aspect of FTD is how little information is apparent to people about the disease, and it seems to impact both the medical community and the general public. Yet there is still strength in numbers.

Will New DSM-5 Diagnosis End 'Dementia' Stigma?

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

"Dementia" is a loaded word, one that carries with it the baggage of hundreds of years of gross associations and misunderstanding of the reality of the person living with the illness.