On Sunday, May 5, 2019, CBS’s 60 Minutes aired a segment about FTD titled “Frontotemporal dementia: Devastating, prevalent, and little understood.”
In his report, correspondent Bill Whitaker called FTD “The Cruelest Disease You’ve Never Heard Of …”
“Given the devastating toll it takes on its victims and their families, [FTD] ought to be much better known than it is,” Whitaker said.
In addition, on Monday, May 6, 2019, Dr. Ted Huey, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Columbia University and a member of the Medical Advisory Council at the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), provided more information about FTD in an interview on CBS This Morning.
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