Frontotemporal degeneration in the patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Helping the caregiver cope

Gail Houseman, Susan Walsh, Allyson Brothers, Judy Lyter, Zachary Simmons, Jennifer Klapper

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Abstract

Research in the previous decade has found a link between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). It is estimated that as many as 50% of all people with ALS will have some degree of cognitive impairment and that approximately 10%Y25% of patients will meet the Neary criteria for FTD. For the caregivers of persons with both ALS and FTD, the burden of care can be quite high. Nurses are in a position to help the caregivers cope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Nursing
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical

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