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“Vogue” Covers AFTD’s 2022 Hope Rising Benefit

(L-R: AFTD CEO Susan L-J Dickinson, AFTD Board member Donald E. Newhouse, Hope Rising Benefit Chair David…

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“Die Hard” Actor Bruce Willis Steps Away from Career Following Aphasia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis is stepping away from his acting career after experiencing health issues related to an aphasia…

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Novelist Julie Otsuka Shares Mother’s Journey with FTD on “Fresh Air” Podcast

Best-selling novelist Julie Otsuka discussed how her mother’s FTD diagnosis inspired the main character of her new…

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UCL, NIH Study Determines Why Genetic Variant Associated with FTD Worsens Disease Outcome

A recent study led by researchers at the University College London (UCL) and the National Institutes of…

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Wisconsin Couple Impacted by FTD Share Their Love Story in Local Newspaper

Wisconsin couple Joe and Barb Spiegelhoff were featured in a Lake Geneva Regional News article, sharing how…

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“Sports Illustrated” 2022 Swim Search Finalist Raises FTD Awareness in Honor of Mother

Model Nicole Petrie is raising national FTD awareness and using her modeling career to be “a voice…

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FNIH Announces Neurofilament Project Designed to Improve Diagnostic Process for Familial FTD

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium, in partnership with AFTD, recently launched…

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AFTD Ambassador Advocates for Dementia Care Management Legislation in “News & Observer” Editorial

AFTD Ambassador Dr. Gerald Lazarus wrote a guest editorial for the North Carolina-based newspaper The News &…

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Rare Disease Day 2022: Think FTD

February 28 marks Rare Disease Day, an annual campaign intended to increase awareness of rare diseases and their…

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Arkuda Therapeutics Secures Funding for FTD-GRN Research

Biotechnology company Arkuda Therapeutics recently acquired multi-million dollar funding to continue its research program targeted at increasing…

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