“Using the iPad with someone who has Dementia” Seminar at the Norwalk Senior Center

You are invited to this seminar at the Norwalk Senior Center on September 1 from 10:30 to 11:30am. The Center is located at 11 Allen Road in Norwalk.

NSC Flyer“Keeping a person with dementia engaged in activities can be very challenging. Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant whose wife is living with Frontotemporal Dementia, looked for ways to use technology to help her.

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

During this seminar, 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 offer advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

While he uses an iPad, some of what he talks about applies to a Kindle and Nook as well.”

The seminar is sponsored by the Norwalk Senior Center Dementia Caregiver Support Group.

iPad Seminar – NSC – Sept 1 Flyer

For more information, contact me via email.

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meeting in Norwalk

Date/Time: August 27th, 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 thatNSC Photomight be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. Occasionally there are themes and guest speakers.

Activities for loved ones will be provided by Home Care Assistance of Norwalk. Please contact Ed Fitzgerald (email) if you plan on bringing your loved one.

Membership in the Senior Center is not required.

For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact Lynn Westfield (email).

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Educational Newsletter

PSP is considered an FTD disorder based on our understanding of underlying biology and the location in the brain of the disease pathology.

FTD Partners in Care

In this issue of Partners in FTD Care, the AFTD focuses on PSP education materials. Learn useful information about how to handle challenges resulting from loss of balance and dysphagia. The included What to Do About feature offers concise tips on PSP for health professionals and caregivers alike.

Source: AFTD Web Site

Reminder: 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held this Friday, August 21

The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club.

According to the Foundation web site, “registration is $140 per person and can be done online or by check.  Checks can be made payable to The CT FTD Foundation,Inc. PO Box 462 Marion, CT 06444.  Registration includes lunch,dinner, drink ticket and 6″apple pie.  There will be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin!” Go to www.CTFTDFoundation.org for more info and to register.
GolfThey are also looking for hole sponsors and raffle items.  Contact them at info@ctftdfoundation.orgfor more information.

With courses designed by legendary Hall of Fame architect Robert Trent Jones and Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player, Lyman Orchards’ championship golf courses are both ranked among the best in the Northeast. www.LymanGolf.com

Not a golfer? Tickets for just the dinner are $40.

Not able to make it but would like to make a donation? Go to CT FTD Donations.

“Using the iPad with People with Dementia” Seminar at the Wilton Library

Here is an announcement of a seminar I will be doing at the Wilton Library on August 18th from 6 to 7PM.

The library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road and the seminar will take place in the Presidents Room on the second floor.

“Keeping a person with dementia engaged in activities can be very challenging. Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant whose wife is living with Frontotemporal Dementia, looked for ways to use technology to help her.

Wilton FlyerAfter some trial and error, he began using the iPad and created a home screen of activities combining, apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more, which he uses when they are together.

During this seminar, 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 offer advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

While he uses an iPad, some of what he talks about applies to a Kindle and Nook as well.”

Seminar Flyer – Wilton Library Seminar August 2015

The seminar is sponsored by the CT FTD Foundation.

For more information, contact me via email.