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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.  


vancouver Join us in Vancouver for the 9th International Meeting on FTD.
AFTD is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this important conference. Early-bird deadline to register for the three-day scientific conference is July 31. Caregivers and persons diagnosed who would like to attend the caregiver meeting on Friday, Oct 24 have until October 1 to get the early bird rate.
Spread FTD awareness everywhere you go! AFTD t-shirts can now be ordered via the AFTD website. The t-shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton. They are currently only available for domestic orders. Click here to place your order!
Beef up the Fight Against FTD! Last year, Porter Road Butcher in Nashville, TN designated an “FTD Awareness Day,” donating 5% of sales to AFTD.   Co-owner Chris Carter (whose father, Kirk was diagnosed with the disease in 2007) joined his mother, Lucy, in promoting FTD Awareness Week by raising funds, promoting the cause on Facebook, and spreading the word about FTD via e-blasts to customers and friends.Follow Porter Road Butcher’s lead and put your state on the map this October!