Hope for FTD
The MGH Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit is a team of experienced clinicians, researchers, and staff dedicated to providing the highest quality of care today, while working tirelessly toward tomorrow’s cure. The driving force behind our clinical care, research initiatives, and community-based programs has been the deep relationships we have developed with patients and families. Family commitment to volunteerism, philanthropy and participation in research has been essential to the expansion of our programming and services. As we approach our 10th anniversary, we are in the strongest place we have ever been, but we know we still have far to go to achieve our shared goal of a cure for FTD.
We are pursuing a variety of research projects to help us better understand the spectrum of FTD diseases as well as early-onset and atypical Alzheimer’s disease. Cutting edge PET scans are allowing us to see and measure molecular “bad guys” in the brain for the first time, such as tau and inflammation. Genetic research is bringing us closer to answers about how and why genes malfunction and cause neurodegeneration.
Personalized and Multidisciplinary Care
Our clinicians work closely with families to develop personalized treatment plans that include medication, therapeutic services such as speech therapy, and an educational-environmental approach to modifying behaviors that aim to improve quality of life.
Raising Understanding and Awareness
We are committed to helping families through one-on-one support from our staff and clinicians, connections with other families and community-based support groups. We empower our patients and caregivers with knowledge by hosting an annual FTD Education Day and partnering with outside organizations to raise awareness through media and advocacy efforts. We even offer opportunities to celebrate each other and the work that we have accomplished with our annual Gala and patient-centered Art Show to raise funds, hope and awareness for FTD.
Make a Gift Today
You can support the FTD Unit in reaching this goal by making a donation.
You may do so by making a gift on this page or writing a check payable to: Mass General Hospital, with “FTD Unit” in the memo line and send to: Tricia Keck, Mass General Hospital, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.
For questions and more information about how you can support the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit, please contact Tricia Keck or call 617.726.2200.