Welcome to The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc.

6th Annual Wine Tasting - March 11, 2017

We will be hosting our annual wine tasting on March 11, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Bristol.  We had a wonderful experience last year with the venue and are excited to have our event there again in 2017.  Tickets are $35 ($40 day of event) which can be bought online or by check.  Please contact us with any questions, [email protected]

Our Third Annual FTD Educational Seminar was a Success!


The FTD seminar sponsored by the CT FTD Foundation and hosted by the River House Adult Day Center in Greenwich was held on November 17th. Thirty five health care professionals, including some family caregivers, attended the event and there were more on the waiting list once registration was closed.


The featured speakers were Dr. Edward (Ted) Huey, who specializes in FTD at Columbia University Medical Center and Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC, Senior Staff Associate and Genetic Counselor at Columbia University Medical Center. Their presentation “Diagnosing Frontotemporal Degeneration, the Dementia No One Knows About” described FTD, its symptoms and behaviors, how the disease differs from Alzheimer’s and the role genetics play in diagnosis and assessing hereditary risk within a family.


Thank you to the Republican-American and Carrie MacMillan for the wonderful article on our foundation and FTD.  We are grateful to everyone who helps us educate people on FTD and supports our mission to raise awareness and money for frontotemporal dementia.

Read at http://rep-am.com/news/local/901738.txt

Finally a CT news channel who wants to help get the word out on FTD,
check out the piece Fox 61 CT did on FTD and our family!
Thanks to Mike Magnoli for your time in helping us educate CT about FTD. 
View it at www.FOXCT.com.  

 





In Memory of
Kevin Michael Harvey

Frontotemporal Dementia is the disease you've never heard of. Commonly referred to as FTD, Frontotemporal Dementia is a dementia similar to Alzheimer's Disease.  While Alzheimer's Disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of those diagnosed with dementia, FTD represents 10 to 20 percent of dementia cases, affecting men and women equally. The frontal and/or temporal lobes are what gets damaged from the disease. 

Frontotemporal Dementia is characterized by changes in behavior, personality, language and/or motor skills, as well as deterioration in a person's ability to function. FTD is a progressive disease striking a younger population with symptoms typically occurring between the ages of 50 to early 60's. The effects of FTD however, are just as devastating as those of Alzheimer's and tragically there is no cure.

FTD: "It Is What It Is" DVD    
"It Is What It Is" chronicles four families as they confront FTD. By telling their stories, these families reflect experiences common to many and become harbingers of hope.  The DVD is accompanied by a 12-page informational booklet on frontotemporal degeneration, which is also available to download free of charge. 

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