The Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association is dedicated to its mission; To raise awareness, educate medical professionals, and advance research of FTD and related neurological disorders.

FTLDA is working toward their mission goals by:

  • * Providing speakers to raise awareness.

  • * Coordinating neuroscientists to participate in Grand Rounds to educate medical professionals.

  • * Facilitating the donation of brain tissue, and essential fluids with families with loved ones with FTD directly to FTD specific laboratories for the advancement of research.

      FTLDA is acting in response to the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Conference: Alzheimer’s Disease- Related Dementias, Research Challenges and Opportunities

         Recommendation: Establish an international network of FTD cohorts and collect clinical, genetic, and biomarker data in a centralized database/coordinating center.  read more

         FTLDA also encourages high school students in San Antonio, Houston and the south Texas region who are interested in neuroscience to participate in the South Texas Brain Bee. The STBB is an official chapter of the International Brain Bee.


 The Annual Michael Bratton Memorial Golf Tournament

The Annual Michael Bratton Memorial Golf Tournament will skip this year. It was a hard decision, but as most of you know, this is a family effort and this year I am opening a couple new restaurants and the kids have kids and the demands of school and other activities is just to great.

We plan to be back next year! It is important to us to contribute to research!

We so appreciate your support and hope to see you next year!



Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm

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   


Conference speakers and guests group photo.

Left: Keynote speaker Dr. Bennet Omalu in conversation. Right: Gary Solomon, PhD & Daniel Perl, MD 




 UT Health Science Center – President’s Gala 2016

GalainviteOn September 24, 2016 the University of Texas Health Science Center hosted a President’s gala honoring Major General (USA retired) Joe & Patty Robles. Members of FTLDA attended this event and can be seen in the photo below. Left to right: Paul Schulz M.D., Sarah Oxford (executive director FTLDA), Mary Alice and Henry Cisneros (president FTLDA) & Terri Bratton (FTLDA founder).


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