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2016 – the year ahead in FTD research

Recent years have seen huge steps forward in the FTD research field and as we enter 2016 this first FTD talk post of the year will summarize some of those areas. Therapeutic trials There are currently a number of small studies underway in FTD and we expect more to follow in 2016. One of the […]


The First World FTD Awareness Week

Today is the first day of the first World FTD Awareness Week. FTD talk has been up and running now for just over one year and during this time we have been trying to increase awareness for frontotemporal dementia and associated conditions. We hope that the factsheets and information on the website are helpful for […]


World FTD Awareness Week

This week we have a guest post from Jill Walton who runs the UK FTD Support Group to let us know about the first ever week to raise awareness about FTD. Jill writes: As a result of our collaboration with FTD support groups from around the world at the International FTD Conference in Vancouver last […]

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Highlights of the 9th International Conference on FTD: 23rd-25th October 2014

FTD researchers have recently returned from Vancouver where they attended the biennial international FTD conference. The meeting has slowly grown over the years with increasing interest in the FTD field, and nearly 600 people attended the conference from around 30 countries and a wide variety of research was presented from new brain imaging markers through […]

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Why is the ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge important?

The last few weeks have seen a steady increase in pictures and videos in the press and social media of people having ice poured over themselves. Even your editors at FTD talk have undergone the challenge (video). These charitable efforts for the MND association in the UK and ALS association in the US are aiming […]