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In March 2017, the FTD Registry was launched. To find out more information, see Research.


Greg Kelly is a 60 year old man with FTD. He is riding his Harley Davidson across Australia, New Zealand, and the USA starting May 6th to raise awareness for younger-onset dementia. Find out more about this remarkable feat and how to donate to his cause via his Facebook page. You can click here to listen to a radio interview he did on a Gold Coast station 1029 Hot Tomato. 


The 11th International Conference for Frontotemporal Dementias will be held in Sydney in 2018! AFTDA is proud to be part of the organising committee. The conference will be help from the 11 to 14th of November 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. For more information, please download the flyer and visit the conference website. You can also follow the Twitter page for updates!

World FTD Awareness Week 2017 will be held from September 24 to September 30, 2017 – it is never too soon to get involved and raise awareness in your community!

Past events:

The 10th International Conference for Frontotemporal Dementias was held from August 31, 2016 to September 2, 2016 in Munich, Germany. We hosted information sessions to provide updates from the conference. Please contact us for more details. 

Find out more about FTD in the media:

The three of us: a tale of a dedicated caregiver, her husband with dementia, and her new partner. Read about it here or listen to the full program here on ABC Radio National

Is it our relationship or is it something more? Listen to caregivers describe the effect of FTD on marriage – thanks to ABC Radio National

'It breaks your heart': a family's struggle with early-onset dementia – from the ABC

Why some dementia patients lack empathy – from the Sydney Morning Herald