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World Health Organization Publishes “Blueprint” for Global Dementia Research

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a blueprint for dementia research to guide stakeholders around the world in making research efforts as efficient, equitable, and impactful as possible.  …


L.A. Rams Coach Zac Robinson Shows Support for AFTD’s Mission with Special Cleats

Zac Robinson, quarterback coach and pass game coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, will don special AFTD-themed cleats this weekend to support AFTD and raise FTD awareness during the NFL’s…


December 6: In-Person Meet & Greet in Vestavia Hills, AL

Join and learn from others who understand the FTD journey at this in-person AFTD Meet & Greet event in Vestavia Hills, Alabama on December 6 — and get information about…


AFTD News: Fall 2022, Vol. 19, Issue 3

In this issue: From Hope to Action: AFTD Commits to Bold 2022-2025 Strategic Plan; AFTD Updates Several Key Publications; Memorial Symposium Honors AFTD MAC Member and Pioneering Neuroscientist; Teaming Up…


From Hope to Action: AFTD Commits to Bold 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

Earlier this year, AFTD’s Board of Directors approved an ambitious new Strategic Plan to guide our mission through June 2025. Written with input from a wide range of stakeholders and…


AFTD at 20: The Journey So Far

2002: AFTD is founded When Helen-Ann Comstock’s husband, Craig, was diagnosed with Pick’s disease — what we now refer to as FTD — there were scant resources available to affected…


Teaming Up to Bring Hope to Action

“There’s a real fear around dementia that’s hard to combat, but giving people resources, tools, and guidance around care options arms them for the challenge and provides hope.” – Brandee…


West Texas Virtual Meet & Greet: Saturday, Dec. 3

Join and learn from others who understand the FTD journey at a virtual AFTD Meet & Greet event for West Texas, hosted by AFTD Ambassador Susan Eissler. This virtual event…


Support AFTD’s Mission with a Year-End Gift

AFTD was founded 20 years ago with a single donation. Since then, the dedication and generosity of our volunteers, donors, and partners has enabled our growth to better meet the…


AFTD Webinar: Person-Centered Care for Corticobasal Syndrome and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are FTD disorders that primarily affect movement and are sometimes called atypical parkinsonism. But how do these two disorders compare, both to…


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