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The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration is the place to turn for accurate information, compassion and hope when lives are touched by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). FTD is disease process that causes a group of brain disorders characterized by changes in behavior and personality, language and/or motor skills, and a deterioration in a person’s ability to function. Sometimes called frontotemporal dementia or frontotemporal lobar degeneration, FTD is a relatively rare and typically younger-onset form of dementia.

We are glad you found us. Whether you are diagnosed, are a family member or friend of someone who is, or work in the field, AFTD is here for you.  

Features

Partners in Care Newsletter – The latest issue focuses on sexual behavior in FTD, including case studies, and tips for promoting discussion and development of effective interventions for families and caregivers. Click here to read.
Calling all caregivers! Early-bird registration deadline is October 1. Make sure you lock in your discounted rate by clicking here. The ICFTD will take place in Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 23-25, 2014.
Follow Oklahoma’s ‘sweet’ success! In honor of her mother, Heather Miller organized a cookie-baking event during 2013 FTD Awareness Week. She donated 100% of her profits generated through sales on Facebook and Givezooks!, AFTD’s online giving platform. Join Heather in the 2014 Food for Thought campaign by checking out AFTD’s Food for Thought Toolkit here.