Welcome to the Australian Frontotemporal Dementia Association (AFTDA)

We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), either those with a diagnosis and their families, friends, and carers. FTD is a young-onset dementia, typically occurring between 45 and 65 years of age. Many thousands of Australians are thought to be suffering from this condition. To find out more about FTD, click here.

To find out more about us as an organisation, click here. Please get in contact with us to find out more about our existing carer support groups or to find out about future plans for a carer support group in your area!

Dementia Awareness Week 2022

19 – 25 September 2022

Dementia Action Week 2022 held from 19 – 25 September 2022, which includes World Alzheimer’s Day on Wednesday 21 September 2022.


Find out more about the ‘A little support makes a big difference’ campaign and how you can get involved.

FTD Awareness Week 2022

26 September - 2 October 2022

9.30: Tea & coffee

10.00: Welcome

Mirelle D’Mello

10.15: Lived experience of FTD

Ms Gina Llanes

10.45: Introduction & clinical progression in FTD

Prof Olivier Piguet (Director of FRONTIER, The University of Sydney)

11.15: Historical developments & research in FTD/PPA

Dr Cristian Leyton Moscoso (Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Sydney)

11.45: Apathy and anhedonia in FTD

Dr Kristina Horne (Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIND Lab - The University of Sydney)

12.15: Lunch

13.00: Beyond the language disorder of PPA: cognition, mood, and activities of daily living

Dr David Foxe (Clinical Neuropsychologist, The University of Sydney)

13.30: Neuroimaging in FTD

Dr Ramon Landin-Romero (NHMRC Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney)

14.00: The FTD caregiver experience

Mirelle D’Mello (Psychologist, The University of Sydney)

14.30: Close

28 September 2022

9:30am – 2:30pm


M02F – Level 5 Lecture Theatre

Brain & Mind Centre

94 Mallet Street Camperdown 2050


Scan the QR code to register:

Please note, spaces for in-person attendance are limited.


Food and drinks will be provided


FRONTIER Research1

100 Mallet Street, Brain & Mind Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2050

(02)  9114 4336 | [email protected] | https://frontierftd.org/

World FTD Awareness Week 2022

26 September - 2 October 2022


World FTD United-- The Journey to Diagnosis

Stay tuned for more – and get ready to share your own diagnosis story.
You can bring help, support, and understanding to families around the globe.
Visit WorldFTDUnited.net in the leadup to learn more.