Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Hosts Inaugural Hope Rising Event

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Hosts Inaugural Hope Rising Event
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is hosting its inaugural Hope Rising Benefit  Sept. 29, to increase awareness of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and raise funds to support AFTD’s collaborative research, education for healthcare professionals and advocacy for affordable services. FTD is a disease process that damages the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain progressively. It causes a series of other brain disorders that share clinical features and also is commonly referred to as "frontotemporal dementia," frontotemporal lobar degeneration, or Picks disease. FTD is different than other types of dementia in two important ways:
  1. The hallmark of FTD is gradual, progressive decline in behavior, with memory usually relatively preserved. As the disease progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult for people to plan or organize activities, behave according to commonly accepted social nor
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