Welcome to The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc.
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Food for Thought (FFT) is a grassroots campaign held during the first week of October (5-12) to educate people about FTD, while raising money to help fight the disease. It involves AFTD supporters from every state hosting events to start a public dialogue about this little known, life-altering disease. Event hosts can plan and organize any type of event as long as food is included. 


Last year CT was #1 in hosting the most events! Take a look. Follow us on Facebook to see the events for this year

 

For details about the program, check out the Food for Thought Toolkit and review a list of sample events and frequently asked questions go to the AFTD web site

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The golf outing was a success!


Thank you to everyone who came out and played! We had beautiful weather, lots of fun, and a ton of money raised. 

Check out the pictures on Facebook and on the web site
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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.  

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In Memory of
Kevin Michael Harvey

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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.

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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. 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Nov 16 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 21 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday, Jan 18 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 15 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The AFTD's 2nd Annual Food for Thought week - October 5-11, 2014

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