The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration is the place to turn for accurate information, compassion and hope when lives are touched by frontotemporal degeneration. FTD, also called frontotemporal dementia or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), is a disease process that causes a group of brain disorders characterized by changes in behavior and personality, language and/or motor skills, and a deterioration in a person’s ability to function.
If you are new to AFTD, it is helpful to begin with the overview and pages for those facing a new diagnosis.
|Let’s Start a Movement!: During the first week of October (September 29 – October 6), AFTD supporters across the country and Canada will take part in a first-ever collective awareness-raising campaign called Food for Thought. It’s going to be a big week, chock full of grassroots events in big and small towns alike. Our goal is to get at least one event in each state and five in Canada. To find out how you can be part of this exciting week, click here for complete Food for Thought details…and sign up using the online registration form!|
|Respite Grants Available: AFTD knows how difficult the physical and emotional demands of caregiving can be. The Comstock Caregiver Respite Program provides $500 grants to full-time family caregivers for respite. The application form is available here.|
|Your Gift Goes 3X Further: Please join Bonnie Shepherd in supporting our spring appeal. Click here to find out why the 2:1 Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery match is so important to her. Make your tax-deductible contribution today!|
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