What is The Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program?
Eligible families may apply for daytime or overnight respite care services including but not limited to: Adult day care, home health aide, homemaker/companion, skilled nursing care, self-directed care, Cognitive Training, or short term nursing home placement.
For more information and to enroll, go to the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org/ct/in_my_community_61786.asp.
I saw this on the AFTD site:
“Stuart Zuckerman, age 62 and affected with FTD, will run his last race. A former marathon runner and father to Jennifer and Eric Zuckerman (fundraisers for AFTD), Stuart will participate in the Manasquan Turkey Trot in New Jersey on Saturday, alongside his son and daughter. Click here to read the article on examiner.com.”
His family has set up a web site where people can get more info on FTD and help support efforts to find a cure.
I saw this on the AFTD home page and just subscribed.
“The Gateway: Two years ago, AFTD launched its first enewsletter for FTD caregivers. The Gateway is designed to provide practical tips, research news and words of encouragement for those caring for an FTD patient. If you have an encouraging tidbit to share in The Gateway or if you’d like to receive The Gateway in your email box, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Gateway” in the subject line and/or your words of encouragement in the text of the email.”
Click here to see past issues.
I went to it last year and am going back again. Learned from the presenters, met people, found out about some interesting products and services. It is free for caregivers.
Agenda, registration at http://caregiver.com/fearlessconference/new_haven_13/index.htm
It is run by the publisher of Today’s Caregiver magazine. www.caregiver.com
You must visit the AFTD site.
They have an Introduction, The Basics of FTD, an FAQ answering questions like; How do I find a doctor who knows about FTD? How do I find a support group for FTD caregivers? What should I expect for my family member over the progression of the disease? and a Helpline.