The most common form of dementia for people under age 60 is FTD, which brings dramatic, progressive changes in behavior, personality, language or movement. Often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s, as a psychiatric condition or as Parkinson’s, on average it takes 3.6 years to get an accurate diagnosis. FTD can be extremely isolating for the person diagnosed and for those who love them. But AFTD is responding to these challenges—and reasons for hope include rapidly increasing awareness, advocacy and research. Join our mailing list to stay informed! You may also wish to access and share a printable photo of an ad that appeared 9/25 in the New York Times using this link.