FTD Support Group Meeting in Farmington – Nov. 17th

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

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The meeting is from 1pm to 3pm at Arden Courts of Farmington, 45 South Rd Farmington, CT 06032 (Map)

Our support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal.  

You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room.  Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Hosted by The CT FTD Foundation and meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org. Please RSVP. 

(Note: I went to the last meeting and it was wonderful. Esther Harvey and her daughters and son, who started the foundation, are welcoming and supportive and full of information. Ed)

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Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The Caregiver Support Group at the Norwalk Senior Center is for caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Dementia. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 10:30 AM-11:30AM

Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk, CT

The group offers caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences, help others by sharing their ideas, find out about resources and information that might be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. Occasionally there are themes and guest speakers.

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Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. At the meeting on the second Thursday, there are Dementia Care Specialists from Wilton Meadows who provide activities for loved ones while caregivers meet.

Hosted by Lynn Westfield, the group is free and open to all. Membership in the Senior Center is not required. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please call Lynn at (203) 847-3115 ext. 108 or send an email to her at mow-nsc@snet.net.

AFTD Bracelet Sales

It has been three weeks since our Food for Thought fundraiser and donations are still coming in. The owner of the Mediterranean Kitchen and Pizza City in Norwalk, Erkan Palik, who hosted

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the event, suggested I leave some AFTD bracelets at his place and ask for a $1 donation for a bracelet.

Sure enough, it worked, I went in Friday evening and he gave me $10 which I just posted to my Givezooks account which brings us within $10 of our goal.

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Anyone interested in donating and taking us over the top, can go to http://theaftd.givezooks.com/grassroots_fundraisers/norwalk-ct-food-for-thought

Thanks!

Ed.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Our October 10th meeting features Kristen Cusato, Alzheimer’s Association,  SW CT Regional Director, who will speak about the ABC’s of Dementia:  Tips for Caregivers.  

We will also have the Dementia Care Specialists from Wilton Meadows here to provide activities for your loved ones.

October 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am, Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk

The Caregiver Support Group at Norwalk Senior Center is for caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Dementia. The group offers caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences, help others by sharing their ideas, find out about resources and information that might be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. Occasionally there are themes and guest speakers.

Hosted by Lynn Westfield, the group is free and open to all. Membership in the Senior Center is not required. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please call Lynn at (203) 847-3115 ext. 108 or send an email to her at mow-nsc@snet.net.

It Was a Success!

Our first annual Food for Thought event in Fairfield County was a success. We met a health care professional, a psychiatrist involved in adminstering memory testing, who was not aware of the AFTD, who eagerly took the info and called me the next day to talk some more; FfTlogowe met a woman whose husband has FTD and she was not aware of anyone else in the area who had the disease; we met a women whose sister has FTD and she came to support the effort; we met a man who is a caregiver for this mother who is not sure what she has. We talked at length, answered questions, shared information and told him about a local Alzheimer’s support group.

Our thanks to Erkan Palik, owner of the Mediterranean Kitchen in Norwalk, who graciously hosted the event and offered to do it again. This is Erkan in the center, me on his left and my son Corey. BTW, the food is outstanding, go, eat, say hello to Erkan.  Erkan

We also want to thank the Harvey Family, Esther, Meghan, Shannon and Keith, from the CT FTD Foundation for their guidance and support. CTFTDsm