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Coping with FTD, by Cindy Odell

Having the unique experience of being a caregiver to three family members: her mother, grandmother and aunt,…

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Life after Diagnosis, by University of Utah students

As part of an interdisciplinary class on dementia, University of Utah undergraduates had the opportunity to attend…

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Dance in the Rain, by Philip Bimstein

Philip Bimstein, a musician and an associate instructor at the University of Utah, wrote, composed and performed…

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That’s Me, by Sydney Grau

Developed by college students at Penn State, the Kith & Kin project showcases the stories of eight…

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Painting called Sensory Overload by Max McCormick

Sensory Overload, by Maxanne McCormick

Artist Maxanne McCormick, who lives with FTD, wrote that her painting Sensory Overload shows how she feels,…

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In Our Dreams, by Helen Keough Sears

In this essay Helen compares her experiences with her husband’s FTD to a car being driven off…

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My Father Loves Birds, by Jessica Dutton

Jessica Dutton crafts a beautiful story about her father affected with FTD and his love of birds….

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A Message to the Courageous! Caring for a Dying Loved One, by Gary Radin

Gary Radin lost his father in 1999 to FTD. His story tells how his family made adjustments…

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Fighting Grandpa’s Dementia, by Daniel Miller

Eleventh grader Daniel Miller recounts the time spent with his grandfather and how their interaction changed as…

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Something about Mary, by Cheryl Fischer

Cheryl describes her mother, Mary, as vibrant, full of life and an inspiration for how to enjoy…

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