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).