Survey for CBS/CBD, PSP, and other FTD-related disorders
I know there are a few here whose family members have had CBD diagnoses (Lynn), PSP diagnoses, and other FTD-related diagnoses, such as autopsy-confirmed FTLD-TDP. And there are a couple of people here with LBD who also have bvFTD diagnoses.
The AFTD (which now stands for Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration) is encouraging caregivers -- current and former -- and family members to complete a survey on FTD genetics. CBS/CBD and PSP are considered FTD-related conditions. (The FTD umbrella includes bvFTD, FTDP-17, FTLD-TDP, CBS/CBD, PNFA, SD, PSP, Pick's, and PPA.)
To be eligible to complete the survey, you must be the spouse/partner, parent, child, or sibling of an individual (living or deceased) who has been (or was) diagnosed with FTD or an FTD-related condition.
To confirm, former caregivers may participate. Questions in the survey are phrased in such a way that it includes the possibility that family members are deceased.
The survey is conducted by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research. UPenn wants to learn more about caregivers' knowledge of FTD genetics and genetic testing. The information will be used to develop educational materials for patients and families. This study is being sponsored by AFTD and the resulting educational materials will be made available through the AFTD website.
The survey takes 20-30 minutes to complete online. The survey does not collect any personal information that could be used to identify participants. You can find the survey here:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FTD
If you have any questions, you can find contact information for the two UPenn researchers (genetic counselors) in a letter they wrote about the study posted to The AFTD website here:http://www.theaftd.org/wp-content/uploa ... -genetics-