Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias: Diagnosis and Treatment of Associated Communication Disorders

First Edition

Rene L. Utianski

Details: 200 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-160-5

© 2020

Release Date: 10/31/2019

Price: $69.95

Available for purchase starting 10/02/2019

Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias: Diagnosis and Treatment of Associated Communication Disorders is the second volume in the “Medical Speech-Language Pathology” book series. It is intended to fill an unmet need to assist clinicians, students, and related healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of the title disorders.

There is a growing population of individuals diagnosed with various forms of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), and this number is likely to increase as medical practitioners and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) become more expert at identifying these conditions. More clinicians will be seeing, and treating, patients with a diagnosis of FTD or PPA. Toward that end, the goal of this book is to expand this clinical knowledge base and support the development of skills in diagnosis, but also in clinical management.

Within each chapter is a concise presentation of available evidence-based practice and research findings, with a focus on sharing information that is clinically applicable and digestible for non-researchers. Each chapter provides a comprehensive outline of testing that will assist in the diagnosis of the cognitive-communication disorders associated with FTD, PPAs, and primary progressive apraxia of speech (PPAOS).

Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias is targeted toward practicing clinicians, graduate students, and clinical researchers who are interested in the latest conceptualization of FTD spectrum disorders. The intent is that this book provides clinical pearls to assist in diagnostic assessments and treatment planning. The book also comes with a PluralPlus companion website containing full color images from the text and supplementary videos.

Series Introduction by Kristie A. Spencer and Jacqueline Daniels

Foreword by Joseph R. Duffy




Chapter 1. Introduction

Julie A. G. Stierwalt


Chapter 2. The Logopenic Variant of Primary Progressive Aphasia

Kindle Rising and Pelagie M. Beeson


Chapter 3. Semantic Dementia

Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou and Alissa H. Allison


Chapter 4. Nonfluent/Agrammatic Primary Progressive Aphasia

Kristin M. Schaffer and Maya L. Henry


Chapter 5. Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech

Hugo Botha and Rene L. Utianski


Chapter 6. Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

Megan Quimby, Katie Brandt, and Bradford C. Dickerson


Chapter 7. Frontotemporal Dementia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Julie S. Snowden, Jennifer A. Saxon, and Jacqueline Kindell


Appendix. Community and Clinical Research Resources


Rene L. Utianski

Rene L. Utianski, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Speech Pathology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of acquired and degenerative speech and language disorders. Her research focus is to define the distinguishing clinical, acoustical, imaging, and electrophysiological characteristics of these neurological disorders, refine their differential diagnoses, and inform subsequent treatment.

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Purchase of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias comes with access to supplementary materials on a PluralPlus companion website.

To access the materials, you must register the access code printed on the inside front cover of your book on the companion website.

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