CT FTD Foundation 5th Annual Wine Tasting

The CT FTD Foundation 5th Annual Wine Tasting will be held on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol.  We hope we have finally found a modern venue that can accommodate our growing needs and help us deliver a fabulous event.


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!

Purchase tickets online

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.



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.

Reminder: 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held this Friday, August 21

The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club.

According to the Foundation web site, “registration is $140 per person and can be done online or by check.  Checks can be made payable to The CT FTD Foundation,Inc. PO Box 462 Marion, CT 06444.  Registration includes lunch,dinner, drink ticket and 6″apple pie.  There will be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin!” Go to www.CTFTDFoundation.org for more info and to register.
GolfThey are also looking for hole sponsors and raffle items.  Contact them at info@ctftdfoundation.orgfor more information.

With courses designed by legendary Hall of Fame architect Robert Trent Jones and Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player, Lyman Orchards’ championship golf courses are both ranked among the best in the Northeast. www.LymanGolf.com

Not a golfer? Tickets for just the dinner are $40.

Not able to make it but would like to make a donation? Go to CT FTD Donations.

“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.