The CT FTD Foundation will be hosting their annual wine tasting on March 11, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Bristol. I went last year, it was wonderful! Great venue, good food, entertainment, raffle items and a very worthy cause.
You can go to their web site to buy tickets which are $35 when bought in advance. Please contact them with any questions, or if you have anything you would like to contribute to the raffle. firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, October 16, 2016, Esther and Keith Harvey from The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc. educated people about FTD during the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in the Greater Hartford, CT area. An awareness table was offered with information on FTD, AFTD and The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc. Thank you, Esther and Keith, for spreading much needed FTD awareness!
Save the Date
The CT FTD Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Golf Tournament on August 19, 2016 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. Details will be posted on their website, Facebook page, and newsletters as the event gets closer. Contact them with any questions – email@example.com.
Big turnout, great venue ….
From the CT FTD Foundation Facebook page:
“Thank you to everyone who came to our wine tasting. It was another wonderful night. We were honored to have Ben Freeman and Bridget Graham from The AFTD-Team there. Many thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton, everyone loved the venue and their staff was amazing!
Thank you also to those who couldn’t make it but made a donation. And thanks to all the companies who donated a raffle prize along with our friends and family who also contributed to the raffles.
You all play a role in what makes our foundation successful and that helps us educate others about FTD and allows us to raise money for research!”
Tickets are $35.00 in advance, $40 day of event and will include appetizers, wine & beer samples.
Raffle prizes and silent auction items will also be at the event as well.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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.