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THIS IS FOR MOM

My mother Margaret was a physician and spent her entire life caring for other people. Then at the age of 59, she was diagnosed with rapidly advancing semantic variant FTD.

Looking at this picture, you wouldn’t know my mom can’t speak anymore. That she’s constantly confused and scared. FTD brings so much suffering to those whose lives it touches — to care about someone who faces it is to know how urgently we need a cure for this disease, so no family has to face what we’re facing. That’s why I’m participating in the #FTDhotshotchallenge again for 2021.

Join us if you’ve lost someone to dementia. Join us as a way to care for others, the way my Mom always has. Take your shot.

This is for you, Mom. I love you.

Caroline

GET TO KNOW FTD FACTS

60000+ People Affected in U.S

3.6 Average Years to an Accurate Diagnosis

0 Approved Treatments

FRONTOTEMPORAL DEGENERATION

Young Dementia

The most common dementia under 60 isn’t Alzheimer’s. It’s FTD: primarily affecting people aged 45 to 64, and as young as 21.

Help, Support, and a Caring Community

For families facing an FTD diagnosis, AFTD offers information, resources, support, and connections to others who understand.

AFTD Drives Research

AFTD funds field-defining research, and we partner with other leading organizations to advance a future free of dementia.

Reasons for Hope

Understanding of this disease is growing, and clinical trials are taking root. Together, we can achieve a world without FTD. Join us!

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TAKE A SHOT FIGHT FTD

This journey and these times can be overwhelming. It can feel like there’s no way to help. By taking part in the #FTDHotShotChallenge you can make a difference for thousands of families. Take your shot. All it takes is a few minutes and a willingness to make your voice heard.

AFTD encourages participants in the #FTDHotShotChallenge to avoid taking actions that could risk your health, and we aren’t responsible for any injury that could occur to you based on participation. Use a hot sauce that you’re familiar and comfortable with, in a reasonable quantity. If hot sauce isn’t part of your diet or if you aren’t certain of your reaction, use ketchup or an alternative that’s safe for you. What’s most important is getting involved, and rallying your friends to do the same!

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