Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the most commonly diagnosed form of dementia for Americans under the age of 60. Still this dementia, caused by a loss in nerve cells in both the frontal lobes and temporal lobes of the brain, is relatively rare, accounting for around 2 percent of the estimated 7.2 million dementia diagnoses in the United States.
Finding the perfect gift for family members and friends during the holiday season can be a struggle. Add an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis onto an already difficult task and many are left scrambling to find the right gift their loved ones will get excited about.
Maintaining good nutrition and positive eating habits while navigating through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can be a struggle. Caregivers may face a number of challenges, including loss of appetite, loss of taste, and changing food preferences as well as the possible need to integrate special diets when necessary.