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Information about donating to the MGH FTD Unit

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We are currently looking for donations to support our FTD Care & Support Program (to develop additional resources within the FTD Unit to provide care and support for patients and families with FTD, including support groups and outreach and educational efforts), Fellowship Training program (to train health care professionals from a variety of backgrounds in FTD and related disorders), FTD Family Members and Genetics Study (a study of family members of individuals with FTD), and Tau PET Imaging Program.

We accept donations of all kinds, small or large, from individuals, families, groups, foundations, businesses, or a variety of organizations. We are happy to discuss this over the phone or in person. Many individuals have been kind enough to direct donations in memory of loved ones to our program. It is also possible to arrange for planned giving of estates.

Feel free to contact Dr. Dickerson directly to discuss more details. Telephone conversations and in-person meetings can be arranged to discuss the variety of opportunities available.

The following language is language that can be used for donations in memory of patients or family members:

Honoring A Loved One with A Gift for Dementia Research
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dr. Dickerson’s Dementia Research Program in the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit. Your generous gifts support the clinical care and research efforts for individuals living with early onset dementias.

Donations May Be Made By Mail:
Checks may be made payable to “MGH Dr. Dickerson Lab” and in the memo line, please put “Dementia Research”
Checks can then be mailed to: Dr. Brad Dickerson, Attn: Raseeka O'Chander, 149 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Donations May Be Made Online:
For questions, and to receive more information about our clinical research programs, visit us at

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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, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Mental Health, 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!