The AFTD’s 2016 Annual Report “shares significant gains in our work to inform the public — and shape the evolving conversation around FTD! Read about our work this past year, and find gratitude and recognition for our philanthropic supporters.”
From the Partners in FTD Care Newsletter:
Dan is a middle-aged man from Ohio who has FTD. His symptoms have frustrated the efforts of his wife, Rita, to engage Dan in necessary self-care activities. Fortunately, occupational therapists are trained to overcome exactly these types of challenging behaviors.
This issue of Partners in FTD Care explains how Rita worked with a home-based OT — and, later, therapeutic recreation specialists — to develop an individualized plan based on Dan’s own unique behavioral patterns, needs and interests. This tailored approach has helped Dan to remain an active participant in his own life.
“The holidays can be a time of renewal – renewal of friendships through visits and cards, renewal of family relationships through gatherings and shared meals, and renewal of one’s faith. But the holidays also are a time that can be particularly challenging for a caregiver. It is a time during which the changes in one’s life are highlighted and there are additional demands placed upon on an already stressed life.” Read more …
Not sure what would make a good gift for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia? Read their blog for a few good ideas, a list of suitable practical items and those that may help recall fond memories.
I realize it is short notice, but I just became aware of this on the Daily Voice web site.
“The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring The Holidays and Dementia talk at Bigelow Center for Senior Activities on Wednesday, Dec 14th at 10:30 a.m.
The focus will be on helping caregivers feel less anxious, frustrated and stressed. With some planning and adjusted expectations, celebrations can be happy, memorable occasions.
The Center is located at 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. Any CT resident over 55 is welcome to attend. The program is free of charge. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-256-3166.”
AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference will be held on May 5th, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.
AFTD’s Education Conference provides opportunities for all members of the FTD community – researchers, medical professionals, caregivers and persons living with FTD – to meet in person, share resources and learn about the latest developments in FTD research.
Online registration will open in January.
If you are like me, thinking about year end giving.
Here is a link to the AFTD site where you can donate online.