Research Roundup

Research Roundup

The 2016 FTD Caregiver Conference began with morning talks to help caretakers better understand their loved one’s condition. These presentations highlighted our Center’s ongoing research on frontotemporal degeneration, primary progressive aphasia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, corticobasal degeneration, and progressive supranuclear palsy.

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Nurse’s Corner: Strategies for Caregivers at home

Nurse’s Corner: Strategies for Caregivers at home

At this year’s Caregiver Conference, Anna Yung, BSN, RN discussed Caregiver Strategies for Symptom Management. Lauren Massimo, PhD, CRNP discussed what symptoms to expect as FTD progresses and ways to reduce complication and improve quality of life in advanced-stage FTD.

Here is a taste of what was covered during these talks.

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Now Enrolling!

Now Enrolling!

PET Scan Studies

The Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center is currently conducting research to improve our ability to diagnose neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Mild-Cognitive Impairment, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body disease, Frontotemporal degeneration, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Corticobasal Degeneration, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with frontotemporal degeneration. The underlying cause of these conditions cannot be determined from a clinical assessment alone. Continue reading “Now Enrolling!”

Spotlight: Recent Graduate Dr. Amy Price!

Spotlight: Recent Graduate Dr. Amy Price!

Amy Price is a graduate student in the Neuroscience Graduate Group at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a member of the Penn FTD Center since 2011. Amy originally hails from Yellow Springs, Ohio and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Florida. Having successfully defended her thesis this spring, Amy is now preparing for the next step in her career: in the fall of 2016, Amy will begin a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Uri Hasson at Princeton University!

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