Dementia: Frontotemporal Degeneration

Adrienne has a form of dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), which is a type of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).  PPA is a language disorder that involves changes in the ability to speak, read, write and understand what others are saying. It is the result of atrophy in the frontal and temporal areas of the brain, and is distinct from aphasia resulting from a stroke.  It is also different from Alzheimer’s in  both the underlying cause of the degeneration and that the patient usually retains the ability to recognize friends and relatives.   In Adrienne’s case she is no longer able to speak, read, write or cook.  But she still loves her food and will usually recognize close friends and family!  You can learn more about her condition at this link.  

I have committed to donating a share of the proceeds from the sale of the book, Cooking with Adrienne, to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD).   They are leading the efforts to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD and drive research to a cure.

You can help me support The AFTD by making a donation in Adrienne’s name at the button below.


The process is fast, easy, and secure. I appreciate any support you can provide to fund research for a cure and treatment for all forms of FTD. It will benefit a great cause!