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Frontotemporal Dementia

5 Compassion Practices for Dementia Caregivers

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

There is no substitute for actual experiencing, or as close to it as we can get. Only then can we feel from the heart, the extent of what our loved one may be going through. This is much more powerful than just reading about it. With its built-in readiness, caring from the heart is a lot lighter on us and more likely to sustain us in the long run.

Beth Kephart On Why Living a 'Small Life' Is Big

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

Beth Kephart is the award-winning, multi-genre author of 19 published books. Her latest, One Thing Stolen (Chronicle Books, $17.99), was released April 14.

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

Beth Kephart | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.