National Plans Announced to Study FTD Along with Alzheimer’s Disease

National Plans Announced to Study FTD Along with Alzheimer’s Disease
FTDIndividuals with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) may soon benefit from research priorities directed toward curing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) broke word of plans to formally include FTD in national research priorities by the year 2025. According to AFTD Executive Director Susan Dickinson, federal officials included FTD as a research priority in a plan presented at the National Alzheimer's Project Act Advisory Council, the premier framework advocating for advanced Alzheimer's disease research. "AFTD is extremely gratified that FTD has been incorporated into the national research priorities to cure Alzheimer's and other dementias," said Dickinson in a press release from AFTD. As described in a comprehensive research paper, FTD Research and Drug Development Landscape Analysis, research on FTD has been studied to some extent, and a handful of therapies have been and are being developed to treat FTD. However, knowledge about the disease and its treatment are far from complete, demonstrating the need to conduct further research. Increasing attention on FTD may allow g
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