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9781107086630 A chapter from the family’s perspective in Hodge’s Frontotemporal Dementia, 2nd edition: When approached by AFTD Medical Advisory Council member, Brad Dickerson, M.D., AFTD’s Executive Director, Susan L-J Dickinson, agreed that it was time a medical text book focused a chapter on how FTD impacts the family unit. A first for AFTD and the medical field, the text will bring crucial patient and family perspectives to physicians in training, improving diagnosis and care in the future. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/29TyotY
AFTD Team Logo (Walk Run 2016) AFTD-Team: Griffith Luau, Los Angeles, CA – Join the AFTD-Team for the Griffith Luau on Saturday, August 13th. Participants have their choice of running/walking in the 5K, or Kids 1K on Saturday. Grassroots events like these are a great way to get information out about FTD and meet others in your local area. Your support helps to raise funds toward AFTD’s mission while supporting our community. Register today!
Celia Huey AFTD’s Kids and Teens Site: When asked how she felt when learning more about FTD, Celia Huey, age 11, explained “Before I knew much about the brain, I thought dementia meant that you don’t have a good memory. I couldn’t imagine that something as important as your personality and behaviors could be taken away by dementia.” Our Kids & Teens site offers vital peer perspectives that will be of value to young members of families impacted by FTD. Encourage them to visit the site and share their experiences today: http://www.aftdkidsandteens.org/