Welcome to the MGH FTD Unit
As recently as 1990 there had been relatively little modern FTD
research performed in the world, and only a few groups were focusing on
these disorders. Today, nearly twenty years later, there is a vibrant
international community of clinicians and scientists who are studying a
wide variety of aspects of the illnesses. We are fortunate to work in
partnership with a number of these groups around the world.
Our research currently focuses on the development of better understanding of the relationship between alterations in brain structure and function and changes in social and emotional behavior, language, memory, and cognition. We are also particularly interested in the impact of these illnesses on the family and other parts of the social network. In addition, we perform research related to genetics and pathology.
Our research is generously funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association.