Our Mission

The AFTDA is a registered non-profit carer support orgamisation with a mission to: 

►Establish and support Australian carer support groups for frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and related younger-onset dementias. 

►Provide information, education, and support to those diagnosed with FTD and related disorders, their carers and families. 

►Educate and work with clinicians to reduce diagnostic delays and improve outcomes of individuals with FTD. 

►Advocate with government, peak dementia bodies and organisations for affordable quality care services for people with FTD, and support research and treatments in FTD. 

►Increase public awareness about FTD and the needs of those with lived experience of FTD. 

►Facilitate the international exchange of ideas with FTD researchers and clinicians. 

We want a world where FTD is understood, effectively diagnosed, treated, cured, and ultimately prevented. 

The Australian Frontotemporal Dementia Association (AFTDA) shared similar goals with the AFTD in the USA.