FTD Caregiver Support Group – NYC – Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FTD Caregiver Support Group  – NYC  – next meeting – Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ALZ NYCMeets the first and third Wednesday. Time: 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location : The Alzheimer’s Association 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY – a couple of blocks from Grand Central Terminal

Facilitator : Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC  – 212-305-7382 – JG2673@cumc.columbia.edu. Anyone interested in attending must contact Jill.

iPad for Dementia Caregivers Seminar at Arden Courts

iPad for Dementia Caregivers Presentation

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 10-11am
Location: Arden Courts, 45 South Road, Farmington, CT

Keeping a person with dementia engaged in activities can be very challenging. Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant, whose wife has a rare form of dementia called Frontotemporal Degeneration, looked for ways to use technology to help her.

After some trial and error, he focused on the iPad and created a home screen of activities combining, apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more, that he uses when they are together.

Ed will 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 advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meeting – Norwalk Senior Center – March 26th

NSC PhotoDate: March 26th, 10:30 to 11:30am

Location: Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk

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.

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.

Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. At the first meeting of the month, there are usually Dementia Care Specialists from Wilton Meadows who provide activities for loved ones while caregivers meet. Please call to confirm before bringing your loved one.

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@norwalksc.org.

In case of inclement weather, the Norwalk Senior Center will make a decision regarding closing or a delayed opening by 7:00AM. Please tune to TV News Channel 12 or WFSB-TV Channel 3 or call the Norwalk Senior Center (203) 847-3115 and listen to the recording for closing announcements.

iPad for Dementia Caregivers Presentation

This month the CT PC Users Group will be hosting a special presentation I will be making. Here is their announcement.

CT PC Users Group Meeting

Date/Time: March 24, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Location: United Congregational Church of Norwalk, 275 Richards Avenue.

Title: iPad for Dementia Caregivers

Keeping a person with dementia engaged in activities can be very challenging. CTPC member Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant, whose wife has a rare form of dementia called Frontotemporal Degeneration, looked for ways to use technology to help her.

After some trial and error, he focused on the iPad and created a home screen of activities combining, apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more, that he uses when they are together.

He also sees its potential to be used with groups of people, and has been invited to support groups and assisted living facilities to demonstrate to caregivers, staff and loved ones.

Ed will 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 advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

The Connecticut PC Users Group (CTPC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization formed originally to share information related to the use of PC’s. It now covers the spectrum of information technologies and devices. It has been in existence since 1981.

Meetings are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. The group meets at 6:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December).