January 2016 FTD / Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Norwalk:

 

Dates: Thursday, January 14 and 28, 10:30am to 11:30am

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.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 mow@norwalksc.org.

NYC:

 

Dates: Wednesday, January 6 and 20, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

360 LevMeeting Location : Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders,
New York City, Inc.
 (formerly the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association) 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Facilitator : Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC  – 212-305-7382 – JG2673@cumc.columbia.edu

Please contact Jill if you are interested in attending.

Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Farmington:

 

Date: Sunday, January 17th, 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 info@ctftdfoundation.org.

FTD Spouse Support Group on Yahoo

An independent, online, peer support group committed exclusively to the spouses of those diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration and early-onset dementias.

From their group description: “We are an independent peer support group committed to the spouses of those diagnosed with Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and Early-Onset Dementia’s (before age 65). Founded by and for spouse-caregivers, our focus is empowering others with the tools and confidence needed to accept and manage their spouses’ dementia symptoms and difficult behaviors.”

Go to FTD Spouse Caregiver Support Yahoo Group to register.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group at the Norwalk Senior Center

Date/Time: December 10, 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.

There will be a guest speaker at this meeting, Gail Bromer the Director of Client Relations at BrightStar Care of Norwalk. She will speak briefly about the options for keeping loved ones in their homes to receive the care and support that they need. There will also be time for group discussion.

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 mow@norwalksc.org.

FTD Educational Seminar in Greenwich was a Success!

The FTD seminar sponsored by the CT FTD Foundation and hosted by the River House Adult Day Center in Cos Cob was a success. Thirty five health care professionals, including some family caregivers, attended the event and there were more on the waiting list once registration was closed.

The featured speakers were Dr. Edward (Ted) Huey, who specializes in FTD at Columbia University Medical Center and Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC, Senior Staff Associate and Genetic Counselor at Columbia University Medical Center. Their presentation “Diagnosing Frontotemporal Degeneration, the Dementia No One Knows About” described FTD, its symptoms and behaviors, how the disease differs from Alzheimer’s and the role genetics play in diagnosis and assessing hereditary risk within a family.

The mission of the Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation is to promote the funding necessary for research in finding the cause, therapies, and cures for FTD; support those diagnosed with FTD along with their families and caregivers; educate health professionals so that they have the knowledge and skills to work with FTD patients and families; advocate with Public Officials to provide adequate and appropriate programs and services.

The River House’s mission is to support and enrich the quality of life for seniors living with age-related needs and impairments in a safe and nurturing environment by providing customized day-time programs and services that stimulate intellectual, physical and emotional well-being, professional monitoring of health and personal care needs and counsel and peace of mind for caregivers and families.

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration works to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD and drive research to a cure. They promote and fund research toward diagnosis, treatment and a cure; Stimulate greater public awareness and understanding; Provide information and support to those directly impacted; Promote and provide education for healthcare professionals; Advocate for research and appropriate, affordable services.

 

 

FTD Caregiver Support Group meeting in NYC

 

Date: December 2

Note time for this meeting: 4:15 to 5:30

Meeting Location : The Alzheimer’s Association 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Facilitator : Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC  – 212-305-7382 – JG2673@cumc.columbia.edu

Please contact Jill if you are interested in attending.

Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm