AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference – May 5th, 2017

AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference will be held on May 5th, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

conf-2017AFTD’s Education Conference provides opportunities for all members of the FTD community – researchers, medical professionals, caregivers and persons living with FTD – to meet in person, share resources and learn about the latest developments in FTD research.

Online registration will open in January.

FTD Caregiver Support Group meetings this week and weekend

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about these groups.

New York City on Wednesday

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 4:30pm to 5:45pm.

360 LevLocation : CaringKind, (formerly the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association) 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.
Facilitator: Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC – 212-305-7382 –  RSVP required. Must contact Jill if you are interested in attending. Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Farmington, Connecticut on Sunday

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT., a little over an hour from the Norwalk area.
RSVP: to confirm. Sponsored by the CT FTD Foundation.


Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room if you bring the person with FTD with you. Just let them know in advance in the RSVP email.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact

The AFTD inaugural benefit in New York City last week

On September 29, the AFTD held its inaugural benefit, Hope Rising, in New York City at the Pierre Hotel.

More than 400 people attended. Paula Zahn emceed and Tony-Award winning performer Kelli O’Hara sang for the evening’s guests.

Olivia Goldring and Susan Suchan, who has been diagnosed with FTD/PPA, shared their personal perspectives on how FTD impacts individuals and families, and their hopes for the future.

Check out the program, worth looking at.

Read about it at The NY Social Diary. Scroll down to the second article.

See some photos at

More at the AFTD site –, including Susan Suchan’s video.