Commentary: Shedding a tear for a warrior battling FTD

Subordinate officer, best friend, lover, wife, caregiver, advocate, mind reader — the evolution of my relationship with my husband. Don suffers with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), a little-known disease that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed down. The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration’s Food for Thought Week and FTD World Wide Awareness Week coincide with Don’s birthday […]

COMMENTARY: No longer a ‘leader of men,’ now lost to FTD

Despite the pre-dinner commotion around us, we sit intimately knee to knee. His hands are in mine, my thumbs circling his knuckles, caressing him as best I can in a crowded place. He is not looking at me. Instead, he sits forward on the blue pleather arm chair, with his neck jutting out stiffly, vulture-like. […]