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  • We are particularly grateful to JoAnne Horigan who organized a fundraiser in memory of her sister Diane Carlson. The event, attended by more than 100 people, raised more than $7000. It was a powerful and moving testament to the dedication of this community of individuals who care deeply about each other and about advancing the fight against FTD, Alzheimer's, and related conditions causing dementia. JoAnne has indicated that she is more than happy to discuss how she organized the fundraiser with anyone who may be interested in organizing their own fundraiser for our program. Feel free to contact us for more information at
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Welcome to the MGH FTD Unit

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The MGH FTD Unit and Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration welcomed more than 160 caregivers from all over the United States (as well as 1 person from Canada, and 1 from France) to the Cambridge Marriott for an afternoon and evening of collective Read the brochure from the conference here.

The MGH FTD Unit aims to develop better knowledge about and diagnosis and treatment of all forms of FTD and related focal dementia syndromes. The PPA Program aims to better understand and treat primary progressive aphasia syndromes using existing technologies (including speech therapy) and by developing new diagnostic and treatment technologies.

Our research is generously funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association, and the private donations of many individuals.

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We believe that by partnering with individuals, families, community organizations, other health care professionals, and scientists, we will be able to work toward improved diagnosis, care, and treatment of FTD and related disorders. Reach out to us--you can join our efforts to help make a difference!