Our Mission: Raise awareness, educate medical professionals, and advance research of FTLDA and related neurological disorders.

What is Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration?
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration is a collection of debilitating, neurological diseases including:

  • Frontotemporal Degneration (FTD)
  • Behavioral Variant (bvFTD)
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
  • Corticobasal Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Scherosis (ALS)
  • Lewy Body Demential

Scientists agree that FTLD is the most common cause of dementia in people younger than 60. Approximately 60% of FTLD patients are between the ages of 45-60. There is currently no cure for FTLDs. FTLDs are always fatal.

The Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association is dedicated to funding research so, one day, a cure will be found.

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The Annual Michael Bratton Memorial Golf Tournament

October 12, 2020

Michael Bratton Golf Tournament

Named in honor of our founder’s brother, the Michael Bratton Memorial Golf Tournament is our opportunity to fund FTLD research. All net proceeds are donated to The Neurocognitive Research Lab at UT. Corporate and Individual sponsorships available. Space is limited. Register today!

When You Play, Research Wins. 

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Terri Bratton

FTLDA Founder Terri Bratton

Terri Bratton lost a brother and a sister to FTLD, inspiring her to establish FTLDA. She has spoken to numerous groups and appeared on many news programs in her quest to raise awareness, educate medical professionals, and advance research into FTLD.

Terri’s passionate and heartfelt message of finding hope through tragedy is both informative and inspirational. She is one of several speakers available to speak to your group. Contact us today to learn more.



The South Texas Brain Bee, sponsored by the Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association,  is an official chapter of the International Brain Bee, an organization which encourages high school students to study the human brain and compete on their knowledge.

For more information visit the South Texas Brain Bee site: http://www.southtexasbrainbee.org

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors  Frost Bank and Wiseguys