This video from the NIH’s Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias: Research Challenges and Opportunities meeting, co-sponsored by AFTD, discusses how FTD, Lewy body and vascular dementia differ from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the challenges these diseases present to researchers.
FTD in the News
AFTD’s Medical Advisory Council Chair, Dr. M. Marsel Mesulam, was awarded the 2014 Potamkin Prize for his contributions to the advancement of dementia research.
Max Portnoy, of Bethesda, MD, organized a three hour catch-a-thon to support AFTD and to honor his grandfather. Max’s event was featured on his local news.
A 13-year-old boy from Bethesda, MD will honor his grandfather with a catch-a-thon on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Max Portnoy and his grandfather share a love of baseball; now that his grandfather has FTD, Max decided to raise funds to support AFTD’s mission while celebrating the sport they love. Click here for an online story about Max’s efforts.
Dan Browning, medical writer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune whose wife is diagnosed with FTD, continues his series of articles on FTD with one entitled “FTD: The most common disease on one has ever heard of.”