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Aug 13, 2014, 13:15 ET
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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...

Apr 23, 2014, 10:00 ET
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AFTD Creates Website for Kids Dealing with Rare Dementia

 Isolation, confusion and fear characterize the experience of children in a family where mom or dad has been diagnosed with frontotemporal...

Feb 20, 2014, 10:08 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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...