Engaging with FTD: Partnering with Healthcare Professionals to Improve Care

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Forming active partnerships with healthcare professionals is a crucial component of AFTD’s mission. FTD experts within the medical and professional care community are among our most trusted sources of information. You help to inform key AFTD resources such as Partners in FTD Care. Care providers and clinicians across health care disciplines can find resources to strengthen your work on behalf of people with FTD and their families.

These include:

“For Health Professionals” on AFTD’s Website
Healthcare professionals unfamiliar with FTD, or those looking to learn more about a particular symptom, can find answers at the “For Health Professionals” section of our website. A special section compiles information on Clinical Presentations, Diagnosing FTD, and Treating FTD.

Partners in FTD Care
Whether you work in a primary care, a medical specialty area or a professional care setting, AFTD’s Partners in FTD Care publication can support your work. Guest experts join AFTD staff and the Partners in FTD Care Advisory Committee to compile information and care strategies into an in-depth resource for healthcare professionals.

AFTD Educational Webinars
Launched in 2016, the Educational Webinar series features prominent speakers addressing challenging and critical issues in FTD. Each runs for about an hour and features a question-and-answer segment with the speaker.

Volunteer Opportunities
AFTD relies on dedicated healthcare professionals to work with us to broaden our impact. If you are moved to share your expertise by facilitating a support group, doing facility outreach, hosting a Meet & Greet, or representing AFTD at a conference or another event in your local community, visit our Volunteer Network page and learn more.

Interested in learning more about our healthcare professional resources? Or have ideas about increasing understanding or improving care? Contact AFTD Education Manager Will Reiter at wreiter@theaftd.org.

You can always connect to AFTD’s HelpLine for information or resources that will help you to serve clients or advocate on their behalf: 866-507-7222 or info@theaftd.org