1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Jean by the sea

    Jean by the sea Registered User

    Feb 5, 2016
    3
    Hi everyone I'm new to this site, just wondered if anyone has a partner with front lobe dementia. As I was wondering if you have any tips on finding better ways my hubby can communicate, as he finds it very difficult to say anything
     
  2. Perfectdaughter

    Perfectdaughter Registered User

    Sep 25, 2014
    29
    London
    Hello Jean. I don't have any experience of this but I hope someone will come along soon who does. I've found TP very helpful.
    There is a front lobe dementia support group website which might have information that is useful for you. I am unable to post the link but if you google Frontotemperal dementia support group you should be able to find it.
     
  3. Hellyg

    Hellyg Registered User

    Nov 18, 2014
    80
    Midlands
    Hello,

    My husband has frontal lobe dementia, semantic variant. Therefore communication is his issue.

    I am also struggling to communicate with him, so sorry no advice, but I do understand how hard it is.

    I am seeking advice from support groups, so will share as if I learn more

    H
     
  4. Hellyg

    Hellyg Registered User

    Nov 18, 2014
    80
    Midlands
  5. philippe

    philippe Registered User

    Feb 19, 2016
    1
    What are the symptoms?

    Hi Jean and Hellyg -

    There are two types of communication problems with FTD:
    1) can't physically speak (progressive nonfluent aphasia)
    2) can speak but makes no sense (semantic dementia or fluent aphasia)

    Would you describe your respective cases?

    My mom has semantic dementia - she talks a lot but makes sense rarely. She has a hard time comprehending what I'm saying to her and saying anything comprehensible to me. I communicate with her in as short a manner as I can. For example, I periodically repeat, "hungry?" or "bathroom?" or "cold?" Part of the time she responds on topic but mostly she doesn't.
     

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