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Target ALS and AFTD Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Spur Drug and Biomarker Development for ALS and FTD

Today, The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) and Target ALS announced a groundbreaking partnership and call for…

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“Days of Our Lives” Star Martha Madison Raises FTD Awareness at Dallas Marathon

A team of 20 taking part in the BMW Dallas Marathon (December 7-9) will run to raise awareness…

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Third Annual AFTD Benefit Draws Largest Attendance to Date, Raises over $1.9 Million, in Support of Frontotemporal Degeneration Research, Support and Awareness

AFTD held its annual Hope Rising Benefit on Wednesday, October 17. The benefit drew its highest attendance…

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New AFTD PSA Produced with Discovery, Inc. Will Bring Awareness of Young-Onset Dementia

A new PSA released by AFTD in partnership with Discovery highlights the challenges faced by families in…

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$20 Million David Geffen Fund Gift Announced at AFTD Benefit

At AFTD’s 2017 Hope Rising Benefit in New York City on October 12, AFTD CEO Susan L-J…

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FTD’s Economic Burden Is Twice That of Alzheimer’s, Study Shows

The average annual costs associated with FTD is nearly $120,000, nearly twice the costs of Alzheimer’s, according…

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Chicago Super Run Participants Walk and Run for FTD Awareness

When Chicago’s Frank Callea was diagnosed with the primary progressive aphasia form of FTD at age 54,…

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Hinchey Family Announces that Former Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Has Been Diagnosed with FTD

The family of former New York Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey has announced that he has the primary progressive…

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Hundreds Impacted by Young-Onset Dementia to Gather in Baltimore for AFTD Conference

AFTD will hold their 2017 education conference in Baltimore, MD at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, on…

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AFTD Awards $2 Million to Advance Biomarkers Research Targeting Young-Onset Dementia

Doctors often rely on biomarkers – objective, easily measured biological features that indicate underlying pathology— to support…

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