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A Shared Genetic Mutation

Partners in FTD Care Spring 2018 The discovery in 2011 that the C9orf72 gene mutation can cause both frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has transformed a long-held belief that ALS is purely a neuromuscular disorder and that…

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For Families Like Ours

After Joanne Linerud’s mother Sylvia was diagnosed with FTD, AFTD offered information, access to a growing national network of support, and Comstock Respite grants. Joanne was about to “piece together a team of support” for her family’s journey. Joanne chose…

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2017 Pilot Grant Awards

AFTD is proud to announce our 2017 Pilot Grant awardees: Todd Cohen, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; and Haakon Nygaard, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Cohen (above)…

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