NON-MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR FTD
Caring for a person living with Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) can be very challenging—individuals with FTD can experience language and processing difficulties as well as disturbing personality and behavior changes. Non-medical interventions can be an important strategy in helping an individual with FTD maintain independence for as long as possible and manage difficult social situations. Non-medical interventions refer to an approach of managing behaviors that encourages manipulation and control of the environment rather than the administration of medications. Non-medical interventions can be used alone or in conjunction with medical therapies for symptom management. Non- pharmacological approaches are often the first line of therapy in mild stages of dementia.