November 3, 2016New To Dementia
Posted by Staff at 10:58 AM
Hi Dr. Laura,
A woman called a few days ago, maybe halfway through your show. The disease she was describing that affected her husband's frontal lobe is called Frontotemporal Degeneration. It's a fairly new dementia diagnosis, and there are great resources for people suffering with the disease and also their caretakers. I am writing to share information with anyone that may need a little extra support.
There are plenty of Facebook groups that she can go to for support. My dad is currently suffering from this terrible disease, which can present itself in the affected person becoming very mean and even violent to their caregiver. However it is 100% caused by the disease. It can also cause a person to become socially inappropriate.
I thought this might be valuable info for you and for listeners, considering sometimes callers have situations like this.
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