Frontotemporal Dementia: Identification and Management

Leah Wilfong, MS, AGPCNP-BC; Nancy E. Edwards, PhD, ANP-BC; Karen S. Yehle, PhD, FAHA; Karla Ross, MSN, ANP


Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2016;12(4):277-282. 

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Referral to Specialists

Primary care providers who have limited contact with atypical dementias such as FTD are encouraged to make referrals to a neurologist, geriatrician, or geriatric psychiatrist. The expertise provided by these specialists may help confirm the diagnosis and assist primary care providers in coordinating a plan of care for patients and their caregivers. Moreover, these specialists can provide further explanation to the caregivers about clinical symptoms and progression of the disease.