New England

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Regional Network Coordinator | Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus | Support Groups in this Region

Upcoming Events

FTD Information Session

Join Katie Brandt, MM, Community Resource Specialist, FTD Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and AFTD Volunteer, and Connie Archambault, MEd, FTD Caregiver and AFTD Volunteer to learn about FTD, connect with others in the area and discover how AFTD can offer assistance with various programs and resources.

Details are as follows:

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Langdon Place of Exeter
17 Hampton Road
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833

For more details, see the session’s flyer here.

An RSVP by March 12th would be appreciated. To RSVP, or for any questions, please contact AFTD Volunteer, Connie Archambault at

From Care to Cure: 2017 MGH FTD Unit Education Event

The Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is proud to present From Care to Cure, an annual education day for patients, families, caregivers and elder care professionals to come together and learn more about the spectrum of Frontotemporal Disorders.

Details are as follows:

Fri, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
The Westin
70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

For additional details on the event and to register, click here.

Awareness and Support Opportunities

The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation – The Harvey family of Connecticut created a foundation to raise money for FTD research in memory of their father and husband, Kevin. They are selling beads for charm bracelets with “Harvey’s Hugs” on them; 50% of their sales will benefit AFTD.

AFTD Regional Coordinator Volunteer

AFTD’s regional coordinator volunteers are the “local” ambassadors for AFTD and the principal coordinator of volunteer activities focusing on awareness, fundraising and all other aspects of the mission in his/her region. They represent AFTD throughout their region and support the volunteers. Questions not related to volunteering should be directed to AFTD’s HelpLine at 866-507-7222 or and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.

New England Regional Coordinator


Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus

Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of Neurology, FTD Unit
15 Parkman St.
Boston, MA 02114

Ms. Daisy Hochberg (617) 726-5571 or

Support Groups in this Region

AFTD-logo-outlinesDenotes group is led by an AFTD affiliated leader who has participated in additional FTD training.
Note: Before attending your first group, please contact your facilitator for more details.

CT – Farmington
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3rd Sunday of the month, 1 p.m. Meghan Roscoe
Arden Courts of Farmington
45 South Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
ME – Bangor 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Dorian Bannister
The Acadia Hospital
268 Stillwater Ave.
Bangor, ME 04402
MA – Boston area
Last Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Katie Brandt
More Info:
Newton Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02462

MA – Cambridge


2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Amy Almeida
Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(Clough Board Room)
NH – Manchester area AFTD-logo-outlines 4th Monday of the month, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Lisa Donnellan, LICSW
Elliot Memory and Mobility Center
40 Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
RI – East ProvidenceAFTD-logo-outlines 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Doreen Putnam, CDP
Brookdale East Bay Assisted Living
1440 Wampanog Trail
East Providence, RI
*(Phone based for adult children affected by FTD) 3rd Thursday of the month from 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Led and organized by University of California, San Francisco:
Jamie C. Fong, M.S., CGC
National phone-based support group. Contact facilitator for access number.