Please be aware we have changed the June support group to June 12, 2016 due to Father's Day. Everything else will remain the same, Arden Courts of Farmington at 1:00.
We will be hosting our 4th Annual Golf Tournament on August 19, 2016 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. You may register now for our golf tournament. We will update our Facebook page and newsletters with all our sponsors and raffle prizes. Please contact us with any questions - email@example.com.
“Using the iPad with someone who has Dementia”
Keeping a person with dementia engaged in activities is very challenging for caregivers
June 15th, 5:30 to 6:30
Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter
200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4b
Southington, CT 06489
RSVP: Nicole Beaucar
Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant whose wife is living with Frontotemporal Dementia, looked for ways to use technology to help her.
After some trial and error, he began using the iPad and created a home screen of activities combining, apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more, which he uses when they are together.
Ed can demonstrate how he uses the iPad, the process by which he created a customized set of activities that are of interest to his wife and offer advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.
While he uses an iPad, some of what he talks about applies to a Kindle and Nook as well.
Interested in knowing about future seminars or want to arrange one at your location, please contact Ed Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Third Annual FTD Educational Seminar was a Success!
The FTD seminar sponsored by the CT FTD Foundation and hosted by the River House Adult Day Center in Greenwich was held on November 17th. Thirty five health care professionals, including some family caregivers, attended the event and there were more on the waiting list once registration was closed.
The featured speakers were Dr. Edward (Ted) Huey, who specializes in FTD at Columbia University Medical Center and Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC, Senior Staff Associate and Genetic Counselor at Columbia University Medical Center. Their presentation “Diagnosing Frontotemporal Degeneration, the Dementia No One Knows About” described FTD, its symptoms and behaviors, how the disease differs from Alzheimer’s and the role genetics play in diagnosis and assessing hereditary risk within a family.
In Memory of
Kevin Michael Harvey