World FTD Awareness Week


September 24 through October 1, 2017

Many countries, one world, one hope to #EndFTD

During the third annual World FTD Awareness Week (Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 2017), people across the world whose lives have been affected by FTD rallied together to raise awareness of this disease.

The theme for the 2017 World FTD Awareness Week was: Think It’s Alzheimer’s? Think Again. Across the world, members of the FTD community worked to spread the word that not all dementia is Alzheimer’s, and that the most common dementia for people under age 60 is actually FTD.

With support from a generous donor, AFTD published full-page awareness ads in the New York Times on September 24 and October 1, promoting the “Think It’s Alzheimer’s? Think Again” message.

Additionally, AFTD collaborated with collaboration with Discovery Communications and Image Factory DC to produce a series of videos in which members of our community tell their FTD stories. And even though World FTD Awareness Week has ended, we want you to join them.

Download this guide to help you get started sharing your story on social media using the hashtags #ThinkFTD and #EndFTD. Be creative — use words, pictures or video to get your message out!