Philanthropic support through generous donations allows us to provide community programming, expand research and support clinical efforts in search of care and a cure for FTD and related dementias.

The Power of Philanthropy

Our clinical research program has benefitted tremendously from the dedication and generosity of so many community members, patients, caregivers and organizations. Philanthropic donations allow us to develop new ideas for treatment, care and a cure for Frontotemporal Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders. Every gift is a gift in support of our work and a step closer to a cure.

We are currently looking for donations to support our FTD Care & Support Program (to develop additional resources within the FTD Unit to provide care and support for patients and families with FTD, including support groups and outreach and educational efforts), Fellowship Training program (to train health care professionals from a variety of backgrounds in FTD and related disorders), FTD Family Members and Genetics Study (a study of family members of individuals with FTD), and Tau PET Imaging Program.

We accept donations of all kinds, small or large, from individuals, families, groups, foundations, businesses, or a variety of organizations. We are happy to discuss this over the phone or in person. Many individuals have been kind enough to direct donations in memory of loved ones to our program. It is also possible to arrange for the planned giving of estates.

Reach out to us by emailing to set up a time to talk by phone or video conference to discuss how your gift can impact our program.

Language for Gifts in Memory of Loved Ones

Honoring A Loved One with A Gift for Dementia Research:
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dr. Dickerson’s Dementia Research Program in the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit.  Your generous gift supports the clinical care and research efforts for individuals living with Frontotemporal Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

Gifts may be made online:

Donations Made by Check:
Checks may be made payable to “MGH Dr. Dickerson Lab”. Please add a memo to the check that lets us know if you would like the gift to be listed in memory of or in honor of someone.

Mail to:
Mass General Development Office
125 Nashua Street, Ste 540
Boston, MA 02114

MGH FTD Unit Aim

We aim to develop better knowledge about and diagnosis and treatment of all forms of FTD and related focal dementia syndromes. The PPA Program aims to better understand and treat primary progressive aphasia syndromes using existing technologies (including speech therapy) and by developing new diagnostic and treatment technologies.

Our research is generously funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Alzheimer’s Association, and the private donations of many individuals.