Food for Thought Fund Raising Event for FTD in Connecticut

Arden HamdenArden Courts of Hamden is hosting a Food for Thought event Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 5 – 7 PM.

Meghan Roscoe will be at the event to talk about FTD and they will be selling delicious desserts with all proceeds benefiting The AFTD-Team.

This event is part of the First World FTD Awareness Week, October 4-11, 2015.

Arthritis drug could double up as a treatment for FTD

From the Alzheimer’s Society web site:

Arthritis drug could double up as a treatment for Alzheimer’s and Frontotemporal dementia, study finds

Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes in California have found that Salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively prevented the accumulation of the protein tau in an animal model of Frontotemporal dementia (FTD). More


Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, talks about FTD Caregiving

These videos are a must see for those who are new to caregiving for someone with FTD. Brief, concise, they cover some key aspects from the beginning to looking toward the future.

FTD: Caring for the Caregiver

A conversation with Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil

Jill Goldman is a genetic counselor at the Taub Institute of Columbia University Medical Center.  She specializes in dementias and specifically in frontotemporal dementia, and she runs the FTD Caregiver Support Groups at the New York City branch of theJill video Alzheimer’s Association and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


First World FTD Awareness Week

From the AFTD web site –

World“This October will see countries around the globe observe the first World FTD Awareness Week. This event, held October 4-11, 2015, will build on the foundation of productive discussion and collaboration established at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, held in October 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

World FTD Awareness Week activities and events are being planned by at least 10 countries, including: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. From conferences in Australia and The Netherlands, to a concert and art gallery in Spain, to a citywide proclamation in Canada, constituents around the world are making their voices heard in the fight against FTD.” Go to the AFTD site for more information.

FTD Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Date/Time: Sunday, September 20, 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT.

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Courtyard-003The support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal. You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room. Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact

“Using the iPad with a Person with Dementia” Seminar

I’ll be talking about my experience as a caregiver using the iPad to engage and communicate with my wife, at a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association at the Arden Courts in Hamden on September 17th, 5:30 – 7:30pm. 

Here is the announcement from Arden Courts. The event is open to the public.

Pasta“Join us for this event in which all proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Memory Walk. Delicious pasta dinners donated by Sapori d’Italia in Hamden and Michaelangelo Pizza & Subs in West Haven will be served for $10.00 donation per person. You can either dine in or take dinner home with you. There will also be a discussion with guest speaker Ed Fitzgerald regarding how families (grandchildren, children or adults) can interact with their loved ones with Alzheimer’s/dementia using iPad screen activities and applications.

RSVP for this event by September 16th by calling (203) 281-5700 or e-mailing”


Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meeting in Norwalk – September 10th

Date/Time: September 10th, 10:30 to 11:30am

Location: Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk

The Dementia Caregiver Support Group at the Norwalk Senior Center is for caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) or other conditions or diseases.

The group offers caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences, help others by sharing their ideas, find out about resources and information thatNSC Photo might be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. Occasionally there are themes and guest speakers.

If you would like to bring your loved one, activities will be provided by Wilton Meadows.

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 her an email at