The Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association was the recipient of a generous unlimited use grant from the members of the Passion and Commitment Investment Club of Grande Communications. The employee-run board of directors helps identify the benefiting organizations and encourages and enables Grande employees to serve in their neighborhoods in need through grants. FTLDA will use the funds to continue its mission: To raise awareness, promote education of medical professionals, and advance research of frontotemporal dementia.
What is FTD?
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a group of related conditions resulting from the progressive degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These areas of the brain play a significant role in decision- making, behavioral control, emotion and language.
What are the different types of FTD?
The term “frontotemporal dementia” (FTD) includes several variants:
- Behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD).
- Semantic dementia (SD).
- Progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA).
- FTD with motor neuron disease (FTD-MND).