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“Atlantic” Magazine Highlights Person Diagnosed with FTD

An article published in The Atlantic details the lives of persons diagnosed with dementia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including one man diagnosed with FTD, and how the pandemic is impacting their health and lives.   The article, published March 24, tells Joe Licata’s story of his rapid decline in performing independent tasks, his difficulties with impulse…

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Tests That May Track FTD Symptom Progression Discussed at International FTD Conference

Alzforum’s coverage of the 2021 International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias continues with an overview of the standardized tests that are available for tracking symptoms of FTD.  In the fourth installment of Alzforum’s series, writer Jessica Shugart summarized FTD researchers’ attempts to develop standardized tests that objectively and comprehensively measure FTD symptoms.    One promising candidate is multidomain impairment rating (MIR), developed by Bradley Boeve, MD, of the Mayo Clinic (and AFTD’s Medical Advisory Council), along…

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Persons with FTD Advisory Council Member Shares Story of Advocacy and Volunteerism

Katie Brandt (left), Amy Shives (center), and Sharon Denny   AFTD volunteer Amy Shives, MEd, discussed her experience of being diagnosed with FTD and the ways in which AFTD’s mission is informed directly by persons diagnosed on the latest Massachusetts General Hospital-led “Community Forum Friday” conversation.   Shives and AFTD Senior…

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Researchers Discuss Neuroimaging Techniques at International FTD Conference

Alzforum’s conference coverage series of the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias has continued. The third article in the series looked into the neuroimaging techniques that investigate patterns of atrophy, white-matter erosion, and a breakdown of neural circuitry in sporadic and familial forms of FTD.  During the conference, researchers described…

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Help & Hope #72

Issue #72: March 2021 In this issue you can register for AFTD’s 2021 Education Conference, get ideas for managing loneliness and isolation during the pandemic, learn how to host an independent event, get information about how to participate in FTD…

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