Healthcare Professionals

A central focus of AFTD’s mission is to educate physicians and professionals across all areas of healthcare about frontotemporal degeneration and how to improve patient care. These pages are designed as a resource for physicians and community health professionals to understand the diagnostic criteria, the natural course of FTD and treatment approaches.

You will find:

• The clinical features of FTD and references for the most current diagnostic criteria for behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD) and primary progressive aphasia (PPA)

• Information on how to evaluate and diagnose FTD and the important role of specialists

• The Partners in FTD Care education initiative for community providers

• Information on treatment, patient management and other resources.

AFTD is regularly expanding these resources with the help of our Medical Advisory Council, our Long-Term Care Education Committee, seasoned clinical nurse educators, social workers and specialists in related fields such as speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, hospice, and family and professional caregivers.

Please check back regularly and if you have suggestions for material that would be helpful in your work, please contact us via email at