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Oct 23, 2018, 14:08 ET Third Annual AFTD Benefit Draws Largest Attendance to Date, Raises over $1.9 Million, in Support of Frontotemporal Degeneration Research, Support and Awareness

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) – the country's leading nonprofit focusing on FTD, the most common form of dementia for people ...


Sep 26, 2018, 12:55 ET New AFTD PSA Produced with Discovery, Inc. Will Bring Awareness of Young-Onset Dementia

A new PSA released by the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) in partnership with Discovery highlights the challenges faced by...


Nov 22, 2017, 14:08 ET AFTD Announces a Story of the Dementia Journey, Told by Those Living It

The dementia journey is one of profound loss. Often lost can be the ability – or even the opportunity – to describe the experience directly. VJ &...


Oct 13, 2017, 17:00 ET $20 Million David Geffen Fund Gift Announced at AFTD Benefit

Today the dementia epidemic affects millions of Americans, with the numbers only projected to increase in years ahead. On Thursday night, AFTD's Hope ...


Oct 04, 2017, 16:11 ET Economic Burden of FTD, Most Prevalent Young-Onset Dementia, Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's, Study Says

According to a new study, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, inflicts a much more severe economic...


Aug 18, 2017, 11:46 ET Chicago Man Runs to Bring Hope and Awareness to Others Facing Dementia

A diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), an incurable degenerative brain disease, can be overwhelming. This Saturday, as runners converge...


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. House of...


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 affects ...


Jan 26, 2017, 10:54 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 12, 2016, 11:05 ET The Lauder And Newhouse Foundations Announce New Initiative To Find Treatments For Frontotemporal Degeneration

As of 2016, we still don't have a single approved drug to cure or even slow the progression of diseases caused by damage to the brain's neurons. The...


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 untreatable, FTD has profound...


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 host an...


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...


Apr 21, 2015, 10:11 ET AFTD Conference to Target Most Prevalent Form of Young-Onset Dementia

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) will hold its 2015 Education Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mission Valley, California...


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 over the...


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 raising...


Aug 13, 2014, 01:15 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...


Apr 23, 2014, 10:00 ET 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 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 trouble...


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

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) will launch its first-ever "Food for Thought" campaign from September 29 – October 6 to raise...


Jun 20, 2013, 01:12 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 more than...


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 car. Arnette has...