International

Services and resources for families dealing with FTD throughout the world are expanding.  Below are resources outside of the U.S. and Canada that provide services to patients and families, as well as professionals.

World FTD United

World FTD United is an international group of organisations and health professionals who provide support for caregivers and all affected by frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Visit World FTD United online and follow along on Facebook.

Argentina

  • Institute of Cognitive Neurology
    Dr. Facundo Manes, Director, Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
    The Institute of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (Instituto de Neurología Cognitiva- INECO), is a state of the art specialist centre for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and behavioral disorders. It supports a wide range of empirical research in human cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychiatry. The institute offers diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders including Alzheimer’s and related dementias.  The institute also provides orientation, support and training to family and caregivers. En Espanol: www.ineco.org.ar/demencia-frontotemporal

Australia

  • FRONTIER – The Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
    Professor John Hodges and Dr Olivier Piguet
    A clinical research group in Sydney, Australia dedicated to the study of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and related disorders, notably motor neuron disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
    www.ftdrg.org
  • The Australian Fronto-temporal Dementia Association (AFTDA)
    Recently formed, AFTDA is the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration of Australia. Its mission and goals include disseminating information, education and support for persons diagnosed with FTD and their caregivers; promoting public awareness; and lobbying and advocating.
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  • Alzheimer’s Australia
    In February 2009, Alzheimer’s Australia and FRONTIER published Younger Onset Dementia: a Practical Guide which is a comprehensive resource for people facing FTD and other early onset dementias.  It is available via the Alzheimer’s Australia website at www.alzheimers.org.au

Brazil

  • Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Ricardo Nitrini, MD, PhD, Head of Neurology Department and Director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Unit

    Websites (em Portuguese): Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Unit (GNCC): gncc.com.br

England

  • University College London Institute of Neurology, Queens Square
    Martin Rossor, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, Director, Division of Clinical Neurology
    The University College London Institute of Neurology works together with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to  provide evaluation, treatment and care for patients with a range of neurological disorders, including frontotemporal degeneration. For more information, go to www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/OurHospitals/NHNN/Pages/Home.aspx.
  • Rare Dementia Support
    Rare Dementia Support is a service-based organization whose main aims are to provide information and to support carers of people with rare dementia such as frontotemporal degeneration. The group meets several times a year in the United Kingdom and has an annual seminar open to professionals and carers. For more information, visit their website at www.raredementiasupport.org/.

France

  • Association France-DFT
    41, rue de Richelieu
    75001 Paris, France
    francedft@gmail.com
    +33 06 47 77 70 08
    www.france-dft.org
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  • Lille–Bailleul Memory Center
    La Présidente – Dominique de Blanchard, and Directors Florence Pasquier, MD, Ph D. and Florence Lebert, MD, Ph.D
    Centre Medical des Monts de Flandre
    Bailleul, France
    The Memory Center focuses on the care of people with non-Alzheimer’s dementia including FTD. Services include evaluation, diagnosis, and pharmaceutical treatment, as well as a range of continuing care management such as social care and family support. The center hosts a support group for caregivers and publishes a newsletter with information on FTD/Picks that is available on their website. For more information on the FTD Unit at the Lille–Bailleul Memory Center, visit their website at www.alzheimer-adna.com/DFT/DegenerescenceFT.html
  • Reference Center for Rare Dementias (Centre de reference des Demences Rares)
    IM2A- Federation des maladies du systeme nerveux Lhermitte-Chaslin building
    47 boulevard de l’hopital
    75651 Paris cedex 13
    The Reference Center for Rare Dementias (Centre de reference des Demences Rares) is dedicated to patients affected by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and corticobasal degeneration (CBD).  The center’s principal objectives are to improve the diagnosis of these diseases and to elaborate a strategy for therapeutic, psychological and social support, adapted to each patient according to his or her pathology.
    For more information on the Reference Center for Rare Dementias, visit their website at www.cref-demrares.fr.

Information in French: Voici des feuillets d’information a l’intention des familles et des soignants:

Germany

  • Center for Cognitive Disorders
    Prof. Dr. Janine Diehl-Schmid
    Department of Psychiatry at Technische Universität München
    Ismaninger Str. 22
    81675 München
    Germany
    Tel.: ++49-89-41406488
    Fax.:++49-89-41404923
    Email: janine.schmid@lrz.tum.de

Greece

  • http://ftdnet.gr This website aims to help people with frontotemporal disorders and their families to learn more about these conditions and recommend ways to manage them.
  • Regional General Hospital of Athens “G.Gennimatas”
    Memory Disorders Clinic, Dept of Neurology
    John Papatriantafyllou, Psychiatrist
    email: epiktitos@gmail.com
    Tel: 210-778-5015
  • Second Dept. of Neurology University of Athens, Attikon Hospital
    Behavioral Neurology Unit
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Socrates Papageorgiou
    email: sokpapa@med.uoa.gr
    Tel: 210-583-2463-4
  • IASIS, 3rd Age Center
    73 Krimeas str., Glyfada, Athens
    John Papatriantafyllou, Psychiatrist
    email: jpapatriantafyllou@gmail.com
    Tel. 210-960-8020

Italy

The Netherlands

  • The Alzheimer’s Association- Netherlands
    Alzheimer Nederland
    www.alzheimer-nederland.nl
    Postbus 183
    3980 CD Bunnik
    T 030 – 659 69 00
    FTD Lotgenoten
    A website started by Henrik-Jan van der Waal and his brothers after their mother was diagnosed with Pick’s disease to share information and support with others in the same situation.  The effort has expanded into a foundation that offers contact to professionals, informational meetings, publications and personal assistance.
    www.ftdlotgenoten.nl  and www.ftdexpertgroep.nl

Spain

  • Asociación de Demencia Frontotemporal (ADEF)
    ADEF aims to educate the public about FTD, provide information, foster research and collaboration with other organizations with similar missions, and to promote voluntary action and partnership to achieve better care of patients with frontotemporal dementia and their families.
    ADEF
    C / Marqués del Puerto No.16 – 2nd
    48008, Bilbao (Bizkaia)
    Teléfono: 619 262 216
    Contact: Jose Felix Pérez Tolosa
    For more information, e-mail info@adef.es or visit the website at adef.es

If you are aware of other resources that are not listed here please contact us at info@theaftd.org