Our Mission

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration of Australia (AFTDA) shares similar goals with the AFTD in the USA. The AFTDA is a registered non-profit carer support organisation whose mission is to:

►Establish Carer groups where ever there is a need in Australia – If you know someone in Australia with FTD we invite their Carers to register here

►Establish a register of FTD sufferers and their primary Carers in Australia

►Coordinate efforts with peak dementia bodies to disseminate information, education and support to persons diagnosed with an FTD disorder, and for their families and caregivers

►Help Educate physicians and allied health professionals about Frontotemporal degeneration and how to improve patient care

►Bring about greater public awareness of the nature and prevalence of Frontotemporal degeneration and the needs of those who are coping with it

►Lobby for and promote more research into finding the cause, therapies and cures for Frontotemporal degeneration/dementia, in collaboration with international FTD researchers and clinicians

►Advocate with public officials and promote public and private programs that provide appropriate, affordable and high-quality, long-term health care and social services

►Facilitate the international exchange of ideas

We envision a world where Frontotemporal dementia is understood, effectively diagnosed, treated, cured and ultimately prevented.