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April 27, 2024: In-Person Meet & Greet in Terre Haute, Ind.

Join and learn from others who understand the FTD journey at this in-person AFTD Meet & Greet event in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, April 27, starting at 2:00 p.m.…

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AFTD Partners with ALS Association to Support Advancing Digital Tools

Although FTD and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have long been considered distinct disorders, experts now recognize that the two disorders have much in common. Both can be caused by a…

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Guest Feature: Finding Support and Understanding on the Go with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

For persons diagnosed with FTD, simply existing in public can be challenging. FTD’s symptoms can cause difficulties while shopping, ordering food, or participating in social activities. Traveling – with its…

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Dementia Advocate with FTD Shares Her Perspective on Losing Her Driver’s License

In a blog article published by the Older Persons Advocacy Network of Australia, dementia advocate Gwenda Darling shares her perspective on losing her driver’s license due to her FTD diagnosis.…

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May 11, 2024: In-Person Meet & Greet in Leicester, Mass.

Join and learn from others who understand the FTD journey at this in-person AFTD Meet & Greet event in Leicester, Mass. on Saturday, May 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. ET.…

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AFTD Webinar: Making a Difference — Become an FTD Advocate

Many members of the AFTD community have found meaning and purpose by becoming an FTD advocate, working to make the journey easier for the next family. But how does one…

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FTD Care Partner Shares Memories of Her Mother on TikTok

In an interview with Newsweek, FTD care partner Channing Clifford shares her favorite memories with her mother, Valerie, who was diagnosed with FTD last year. Roughly 10 years ago, Valerie…

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The Lived Experience of FTD: Driving and FTD

The following column was written by members of the Persons with FTD Advisory Council. Members of the Council work to share the insights of persons diagnosed to help guide AFTD on…

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Link Between TAF15 Protein and FTD Discovered in UK Study

In a study published in the scientific journal Nature, researchers in the United Kingdom discovered that a previously known protein may play a role in the development of an FTD…

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AFTD Launches Social Media Campaign to #EndDementiaStigma

AFTD has launched #EndDementiaStigma, a social media campaign to mark Brain Awareness Week. The campaign empowers people with FTD, along with their care partners, family members, and friends, to share…

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