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

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

Guide for Managing a New Diagnosis of FTD

New Diag

You Are Not Alone
Overview of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)
Learn About the Disease
Create Your Care Team
Legal and Financial Issues
Develop a Positive Daily Routine
Address Safety Issues
Gaining in Skills and Confidence
Research: The Key to Tomorrow

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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

FTD Seminar in New York City

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD): The Dementia No One Knows About

  • Symptoms and behaviors of FTD
  • How FTD differs from Alzheimer’s
  • What your healthcare professionals will look for, to pinpoint the disease
  • How genetics plays a role in FTD


Dr. Edward Huey, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & NeuFlyer tnrology, Columbia University


Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC, Senior Staff Associate & Genetic Counselor, Columbia University

Registration required. See March 14 FTD Seminar Flyer for details.

AFTD’s Annual Education Conference

AFTD’s annual Education Conference provides opportunities for all members of the FTD community – researchers, medical professionals, AFTD Conf 2016caregivers and persons living with FTD – to meet in person, share resources and learn about the latest developments in FTD research. The program will offer new opportunities for participation by people living with a diagnosis of FTD.


Registration: Opens in January 2016.


Minneapolis on May 13th, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place.

More info at http://www.theaftd.org/newsroom/aftd-2016-education-conference