Rescheduled – FTD Seminar for Caregivers and Professionals in Bethel, CT

Cancelled due to the snow storm on March 14th, Maplewood at Stony Hill in Bethel has reshceduled its educational seminar for both professionals and personal caregivers about FTD.

During this educational session you will learn about the differences between Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and other forms of dementia, the subtypes of FTD, common behavioral expressions and strategies for managing behaviors.

DATE: Wednesday, April 26th at 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Maplewood at Stony Hill, 46 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, Connecticut

For more information or to RSVP, contact Eileen Duggan at 914-534-1126 or at eduggan@maplewoodsl.com.

FTD Seminar for Caregivers and Professionals in Bethel, CT

mwstnyhill_dementiaseries-rebekah-wilsonMaplewood at Stony Hill in Bethel is hosting an educational seminar for both professionals and personal caregivers about FTD.

During this educational session you will learn about the differences between Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and other forms of dementia, the subtypes of FTD, common behavioral expressions and strategies for managing behaviors.

DATE: Tuesday, March 14TH, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Maplewood at Stony Hill, 46 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, Connecticut

For more information or to RSVP, contact Eileen Duggan at 914-534-1126 or at eduggan@maplewoodsl.com.

Did you know? The AFTD has a YouTube Channel

On that channel is the second installment of the AFTD’s Educational Webinar Series which brings in experts to address issues important to all whose lives are impacted by FTD.

AFTD Education Webinar, January 12, 2017: A Care Paradigm for Persons with FTD

vidPresented by Dr. Alvin Holm, this AFTD educational webinar explores how FTD treatment benefits from an integrated and comprehensive approach. Learn how symptom-specific therapies, wellness management and environmental support can help caregivers manage FTD care more effectively.

Alvin Holm, M.D., FACP, is Founder and Director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders Program at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has more than 25 years of experience in adult medicine and neuropsychiatry.

There are about 25 other videos on that channel as well, events, personal messages, a PSA and more. AFTD YouTube Channel.

Save the Date: 20th Annual Dementia Education Conference – April 6, 2017

Registration opens up in mid-February. Caregivers are welcome to attend. There is a fee. Last year it was $60. I’ve attended it more than once and have found it to be very informative.

Great speakers and a variety of vendors displaying their products and services. There has been a session on FTD the times I’ve attended.alz-conf

For professionals who attend, they can get continuing education credits.

It is held at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter. More info.

 

“Using the iPad with a Person Living with Dementia”

I’ll be presenting and demonstrating the approach I developed to use the iPad with my ipad-diane-arden-aug2015-03wife at the CT PC User’s Group of CT meeting in Trumbull on January 26.

Details at http://tpcug-ct.org/

Description:

Keeping 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 developed an approach to using the iPad, by creating a home screen of activities they do when they are together, combining apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more.

During this seminar, Ed will talk about how he got started on this project, demonstrate how they use the iPad, the process by which he created a customized set of activities and offer advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.

He has also explored the use of augmented reality, virtual reality and a combination of real play and virtual play.

AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference – May 5th, 2017

AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference will be held on May 5th, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

conf-2017AFTD’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.

FTD Fact Sheets

Wow, just came across these fact sheets about FTD.  They look good, easy to read, formatted nicely, great introduction, overview.  

From the FTD Talk web site … “FTD talk is designed to provide rapid jargon free updates of recent research findings in Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Our main aim is to make the science of FTD easy to understand for the whole FTD community. FTD Talk is run by a group of scientists investigating FTD at the University College London Institute of Neurology in the UK.”

Good job FTD Talk and Thank You!! Click below to see all of the fact sheets.

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FTD Professional Caregiver Presentation in Southbury

FirstLight Home Care’s “Break Fast & Business”, a networking meeting for home healthcare and business professionals

Topic: “Caregiving for a Person Living with Dementia caused by Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)”

0056Speaker: Ed Fitzgerald, caregiver and volunteer with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Ed will talk about what FTD is, how it differs from Alzheimer’s, his experience as a caregiver for his wife including an approach to using the iPad that he developed to keep her engaged, and resources available for professional
caregivers.

When: Friday, September 23 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: On the Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment, 385 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488

RSVP required, space is limited: Sara Guillemette 203-577-8979, sguillemette@firstlighthomecare.com

10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FTD

Held every two years, the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD) provides the primary venue for the international synthesis, exchange and dissemination of research evidence related to FTD. Experts from diverse backgrounds share recent discoveries, insights and opinions.

August 31-September 2, 2016 in Munich, Germany.

The International FTD Caregiver Conference 2016 (held on September 1st), offered in conjunction with the ICFTD, provides a forum for discussion and an opportunity to promote International awareness for FTD. The Conference will highlight the urgent need for patient-oriented research and the development of patient care and support strategies.

For more information go to the conference website: www.icftd2016.de

The AFTD is a Platinum Sponsor of the 10th ICFTD