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Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Young-Onset Dementias Clinic

Neuropsychiatry Program | Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry

Director:  Chiadi U. Onyike, M.D., M.H.S.
Clinic Nurse/Coordinator:  Mary Anne Wylie, M.S., R.N., A.P.N.
Clinic Nurse: Rebecca Rye, R.N.
Clinic Assistant:  Kathryn HIcks

The Frontotemporal Dementia and Young-Onset Dementias Clinic is dedicated to the care of individuals who suffer from frontotemporal dementias (FTD), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), and those who are under 65 years of age with any type of dementia. Located in the Neuropsychiatry Program of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, the clinic serves Maryland, neighboring states, and the District of Columbia. Our services are also available for consultations and clinical care for patients from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

We offer a number of medical services relating to the evaluation and care of individuals suffering from these dementias: diagnostic evaluations, illness education,  medication and non-medication treatments, and, in specific circumstances, admission to a specialized hospital unit. The clinic is conducting many research projects, including clinical trials and studies of day-to-day care, as well as epidemiologic, neuropsychiatric, neuropathological, and genetic investigations. Our commitment to the sufferers of young-onset dementias and their families also includes a range of support services such as:

  • Management of symptoms commonly associated with dementia
  • A support group for anyone providing care to people with FTD
  • Dementia-care education and planning
  • Social work services
  • Liaison with respite care and residential care providers
  • Guidance with issues pertaining to dependent children
  • Home visits (in certain circumstances)
  • Conducting research to improve management of these diseases

 If you think we can help, please call us at:   410-502-2981

 
 

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