AmazonSmile – Donations to the AFTD

From the AFTD site. Good way to donate – I did this a couple of months ago, easy to do, works just fine.

AmazonSmile“AmazonSmile- Cyber Monday is just around the corner! While you’re browsing the web for deals, why not make a charitable donation too! Just go to, search “AFTD”, select the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration as your charity and continue shopping as usual! Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchases to AFTD!”

Ancient Myths, Modern Messages – Shining a Light on Dementia

ArtsSocietyA panel presentation to share information on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the services, therapies and resources available to support those with a diagnosis.

Time: November 16, 2014, 3pm – 5pm 
Location: Greenwich Arts Society

Click Alzheimer’s Art Society Program for flyer with more details. 

Caregiver Support Group Meeting – Nov 13th.

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.

Caregivers from Wilton Meadows will be present in a separate room, so you can bring your loved one, just let Lynn Westfield know in advance.

At this meeting I will lead a brief discussion about Emergency Preparedness, being ready in the event of snow or other storms and power outages.

Time: 10:30 to 11:30am

Location: 11 Allen Road, Norwalk, CT.

Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

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

Caregiver Appreciation Event – Friday, Nov 7

November is National Family Caregiver Month!

FlyerThe  Alzheimer’s  Association, Connecticut  Chapter  and  the Adam Broderick Salon & Spa in Ridgefield wish to thank caregivers for their dedication to compassionate caregiving for those affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

What:  Cocktails,  hors d’oeuvres, networking (beauty  demonstrations will be provided throughout the evening for men and women)
Who:  Caregivers and a guest
Date: Friday, November  7, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

See flyer for more details.

Family composes special music to raise awareness of FTD

‘A Symphony for Douglas’ — Family composes special music to raise awareness of dementia

Douglas Parsons is a certified genius who devoted his intellectual gifts to mathematics and computer programming. In 2001, that talent was decimated by a diagnosis of a rare and devastating form of dementia.
In the years hence, Parson’s wife, Linda Anne Bentz Parsons, has worked to increase awareness of Frontotemporal Dementia, or FTD, the disease that has rendered him helpless.

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