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)”
Speaker: 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, email@example.com
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
The Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, University of Pennsylvania, a good source of information for caregivers and for medical professionals.
2016 FTD Education Day: From Care to Cure at the Westin in Waltham
Friday, April 29, 2016
FTD Unit clinicians and staff will provide families, caregivers, patients and industry professionals a day of education, inspiration and connections for our FTD community.
Details at bit.ly/FTDCareToCure2016.
- 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 & Neurology, 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 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. 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