“Using the iPad to Reach People with Dementia” – April 6, 2017, CT Chapter Alzheimer’s Education Conference

I’ll be presenting and demonstrating the approach I developed to use the iPad with my ipad-diane-arden-aug2015-03wife at the Alzheimer’s Education Conference on April 6th in Cromwell,  CT. It is an accredited course for healthcare professionals and open to family caregivers.

Description:

Ed Fitzgerald’s wife Diane was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) in 2010. Using his technology experience, he developed an approach to using the iPad to keep her engaged and mentally stimulated, which is what he will talk about here today.

During this seminar, Ed will talk about how he uses the iPad with his wife and the process by which he created a customized set of activities that are of interest to his wife. He will offer advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

He also talks about getting other family members involved and the benefits to both the loved one and caregiver. While he uses an iPad, some of what he talks about applies to other tablet devices as well. You don’t have to be a techie to benefit from this seminar.

  • iPad Demonstration
  • Examples of activities using the iPad
  • Apps recommended for those with dementia, games, videos, audio, music, news, photos, etc.
  • The effect on behavior, agitation, feelings, communication, participation
  • How to get started, identifying interests, getting educated, finding the right apps
  • Guidance on how to use the iPad effectively and what doesn’t work
  • How it can be used in a group setting in an assisted living facility, nursing home or senior center.

Register at the Alzheimer’s Education web site.

Click here for more information about the conference.

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“Using the iPad with a Person who has Dementia” Seminar Tomorrow at Arden Courts in Avon, CT

I’ll be talking about my experience as a caregiver using the iPad to engage and communicate with my wife, at Arden Courts in Avon tomorrow, October 3, noon to 1:30. They will be providing lunch.

iPad Seminat Flyer LogoHere is a description:

“Using the iPad with a Person who has Dementia”

Keeping a loved one with dementia engaged in activities is very challenging for caregivers.

Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant whose wife is living with Frontotem-poral 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.

He talks about getting other family members involved and the benefits to both the loved one and caregiver. While he uses an iPad, some of what he talks about applies to a Kindle and Nook as well.

Click here for a PDF flyer.

“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.

“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.

“Using the iPad with People with Dementia” Seminar

—A Free Dementia Education Seminar—

Monday, June 29, 2015

Arden Courts, 45 South Road, Farmington, CT

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Registration
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch and Presentation

June 29 - Arden - iPad SeminarKeeping a person with dementia engaged in activities can be very challenging. Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant whose wife is living with Frontotemporal Degeneration, looked for ways to use technology to help her.

After some trial and error, he used 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 advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

Seating is limited, so make your reservation early. Adult day care will be provided by qualified staff. Please ask for this service when making your reservation.

RSVP by calling 860-677-4060 or e-mailing Farmington@arden-courts.com