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Jun 28, 2017, 11:02 ET Hinchey Family Announces That Former Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Suffers From Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)

The family of former New York Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey, whose distinguished career in public service spanned 38 years in the U.S....


May 04, 2017, 11:42 ET Hundreds Impacted by Young-Onset Dementia to Gather in Baltimore for AFTD Conference

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is the leading form of dementia for people under age 60. Currently incurable and untreatable, it profoundly...


Jan 26, 2017, 11:54 ET AFTD Awards $2 Million to Advance Biomarkers Research Targeting Young-Onset Dementia

Although frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is the most common dementia for people under 60, the average time from onset of symptoms to an accurate...


May 10, 2016, 10:19 ET Minneapolis-based Children's Author Nancy Carlson to Give Keynote at AFTD Conference

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is the leading form of dementia for people under age 60. Currently incurable and...


Oct 06, 2015, 11:51 ET Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Awards Major Research Gift for FTD Biomarkers Initiative

On Thursday, October 1, before a hopeful crowd of more than 200 at One World Trade Center in New York City, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc....


Oct 01, 2015, 11:37 ET First-ever World FTD Awareness Week Launches Tonight at One World Trade Center

 Tonight, AFTD, with President of Advance Publications, Inc. Donald Newhouse, will convene more than 250 supporters and community members to...


Sep 29, 2015, 11:37 ET Eat, Not Exercise, to Do Some Good: National Nonprofit Takes a Bite out of Dementia with Grassroots Campaign Targeting All 50 States

Many worthy causes ask us to run or walk a 5K to raise awareness of a medical condition, but not the Food for Thought campaign from The Association...


Oct 28, 2014, 10:50 ET Rare Brain Disease Researchers To Receive More Than $30 Million In Funding Over Next 5 Years

 Researchers studying frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) disease, a leading cause of early onset dementia, will receive more than $30 million...


Sep 30, 2014, 11:20 ET Spotlight Shines On Devastating Form Of Early Dementia

 Supporters from throughout the U.S. will host events during the 2nd Annual "Food for Thought" campaign from October 5-12, with the goal of...


Aug 13, 2014, 13:15 ET Rare Brain Disorder Included for First Time in National Plan to Cure Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain, has been...


Feb 20, 2014, 10:08 ET AFTD to Convene Families Affected by Rare Brain Disease

In the spring of 2009, 57-year-old Anne Geremia of Princeton Junction, NJ, began to struggle with her responsibilities as a teacher. She had...


Sep 05, 2013, 10:08 ET Rare Disease Organization Launches Nationwide Awareness Campaign

Grassroots Fundraisers Host Events from Connecticut to California to Canada The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) will launch...


Jun 20, 2013, 13:12 ET BBQ Sauce Gives Life to Disease Research

 Bill Fehon is well known in the little borough of Bryn Athyn, PA for two things: teaching high school at the Academy of the New Church for...


Jun 14, 2013, 10:42 ET When the "Needle Gets Stuck"

 In the past six years, Arnette Lester of Raleigh, NC has lost all but a few of her teeth.  She can no longer work or drive a...