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.


AFTD Staff THANK YOU! – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer and make a difference in the world of FTD! We are able to accomplish so much more thanks to each of you sharing your time and talents with us.
Research AFTD Pilot Grant – AFTD provides support for highly innovative basic and clinical research in FTD. The Pilot Grant is designed to seed original projects with the goal of generating preliminary data toward a larger grant application. See the Request for Proposals for complete details.
vancouver International FTD Conference: The 9th International FTD Conference will take place from October 23-25 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Registration for professionals and caregivers is now open.  For complete details, visit the conference page on our website.