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Spotlight on… Helen-Ann Comstock, AFTD Founder and Board Member

Helen-Ann Comstock officially founded AFTD two decades ago, but the seeds for the organization were planted many years before that. Her husband, Craig, began experiencing FTD symptoms in the late…

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AFTD Ambassador Program Enters Its Third Year

In 2019, AFTD created a new opportunity for volunteer leadership by launching our Ambassador program. Ambassadors are AFTD volunteers who represent AFTD on the ground in their local community. They…

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AFTD at 20: The Journey So Far

2002: AFTD is founded When Helen-Ann Comstock’s husband, Craig, was diagnosed with Pick’s disease — what we now refer to as FTD — there were scant resources available to affected…

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AFTD Awards Four New Research Grants

Through its diverse grant programs, AFTD supports promising research to further our understanding of FTD, devise new diagnostic methods, and to one day develop a treatment for FTD. With support…

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Teaming Up to Bring Hope to Action

“There’s a real fear around dementia that’s hard to combat, but giving people resources, tools, and guidance around care options arms them for the challenge and provides hope.” – Brandee…

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West Texas Virtual Meet & Greet: Saturday, Dec. 3

Join and learn from others who understand the FTD journey at a virtual AFTD Meet & Greet event for West Texas, hosted by AFTD Ambassador Susan Eissler. This virtual event…

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West Texas — Virtual Meet & Greet

Join and learn from others who understand the FTD journey at a virtual AFTD Meet & Greet event for West Texas, hosted by AFTD Ambassador Susan Eissler. This virtual event…

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Helping Others Find Hope for the FTD Journey

Robert “Bob” Tarpley, who is 55 years old and living with behavioral variant FTD, was working as a lead electrical engineer at a large-scale manufacturing company when he started forgetting…

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November’s Athlete of the Month: Kerry Brinkerhoff

AFTD’s Athlete of the Month for November is Kerry Brinkerhoff from Utah. Kerry runs for family members affected by FTD, including his grandfather and mother, as well as himself. He…

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Racing to Raise FTD Awareness

In 2018, James Staten – a leader in business infrastructure technology, prolific writer, and speaker at numerous conferences – had difficulty recalling certain words and forming sentences. He also had…

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