FTD in the News

FTD Research Challenges

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.

MAC Chair Receives Award from American Academy of Neurology

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’s Catch-a-Thon

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.

Max’s “Catch-a-Thon” Gets Press; Event Takes Place March 23rd

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.

FTD: The most common disease no one has ever heard of

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.”