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.

We are actively engaged in a number of educational efforts at the local, national, and international levels. These efforts are targeted toward the lay public, media, generalist health care professionals, and specialist health care professionals.

Below are examples of the types of education and training that we are able to provide. To inquire about presentation and training opportunities, please contact us at

Annual Education Event: From Care to Cure

Join us for our annual education event, From Care to Cure, to connect with FTD Unit staff and clinicians for a day of education, resources and connection. Go to our MGH FTD Unit YouTube Channel to see presentations from the 2020 From Care to Cure online education event.

Conferences & Symposiums

Members of the FTD Unit are available for presentations at professional conferences, symposiums and advocacy events to increase awareness, understanding, care and management of Frontotemporal Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and related neurological disorders.

Community-Based Trainings

Members of the FTD Unit have provided in-person and virtual trainings to senior centers, adult day health programs, memory care assisted living programs and skilled nursing facilities. The purpose of these trainings is to provide targeted education and coaching for the care and management of FTD, young-onset dementia and atypical Alzheimer’s Disease. These trainings offer the opportunity for ongoing relationships for reciprocal exchanges of information and training and offer families an elevated level of support.

One to One Caregiver Education

Through connections with members of the Caregiver Support Services team, caregivers may engage in support group or caregiver support calls that can provide emotional support, resource referral, education and symptom management.