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Breakthrough in Caregiver Support for Rare Dementia FTD
The FTD Support Forum (ftdsupportforum.com) has just registered it's 1000th new member world-wide since being established 9 months ago.
By: Sue Simone 203 725 6888 firstname.lastname@example.org
This on line support group's mission is to provide a place for safe and secure communications for people who have been diagnosed with FTD and those who care for loved ones with FTD.
Members are dedicated to supporting one another in a sensitive, respectful and sincere manner.
This forum also encourages increased awareness of FTD within the medical community and the general public, with the belief that knowledge will bring improved access to support networks that are emerging on the internet and elsewhere.
As many as seven million Americans may be afflicted with a form of dementia. Frontotemporal Dementia may account for 2-5 percent or 140,000 – 350,000 cases of dementia and for as many as 25 percent of early age on-set (pre-senile)
Worldwide the statistics are alarming: 62 million people between the ages of 30 and 69 are suffering some form of dementia.3 & 4 By 2050, with global population of 9.191 billion there may be 85 million people suffering from FTD" 4 & 3
The term Pick's Complex, identified in 1903 as different than Alzheimer's disease is now transitioning and becoming known as one category within the Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration diseases. Due to tauopathies (protein brain deposits ) research and ever improving brain imaging technologies ".... it is only perhaps in the last decade that we (scientists, academians and doctors) have become more comfortable calling a dementia condition, a possible or probable frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and then trying to identify which one of the FTLDs might be the best fit" says Dr. Leilani Doty, PhD, Director, University of Florida Cognitive and Memory Disorder Clinics, McKnight Brain Institute.
For more information on FTD please visit www.ftd-picks.org, www.ftdSupport.com, and www.pdsg.org.uk
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The purpose of this forum is to provide a place for safe and secure communications for people who have been diagnosed with FTD and those who care for loved ones with FTD.