FTD in the News

Recognizing and Dealing with a Parent’s Dementia – Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley spoke with radio show On Point about her mother and primary progressive aphasia.  Click here for to listen to the show.

Tangled Up in Tau

An article from Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the role of the protein tau in various forms of dementia.  Several members of AFTD’s Medical Advisory Committee are quoted in the piece.

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley Shares About Mother with PPA

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, wife of country music singer Brad Paisley, recently shared with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America that her mother has primary progressive aphasia.  This TV interview is a follow-up to her essay in Redbook.

Grant Awarded to Help Dementia Caregivers Handle Grief

Bonnie Shepherd, an AFTD Board member, describes the difficulties associated with long-term caregiving and the support that is needed for caregivers.

Utah family gives FTD presentation at State Capital

Utah caregiver Jamie Gordon and her family marked Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Advocacy Day by giving a presentation at their state capital. Their story was featured in the local newspaper.