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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.  

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Become a monthly donor with our new recurring gift program.  It’s the easiest way to give! Your scheduled donation helps form a predictable source of income AFTD can count on to support our mission to fight this disease. Set up a monthly gift today.
Register now for ALS/FTD Genetics Workshop! Learn about the latest in next-generation sequencing techniques and opportunities to coordinate efforts in fighting these diseases. The workshop will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Registration is ongoing through November 7. For more information and to register, please click here.
Tune in to hear FTD advocate Katie Brandt’s radio interview! On July 24, Katie Brandt, AFTD Volunteer Coordinator for New England, spoke with Powerful Patient radio hosts Mike Lawing and Joyce Graff about caregiving, customer-centric medical information, and teamwork. The program focuses on complex medical issues and disabilities, and those seeking a diagnosis. Click here to listen to Katie’s interview.