FTD Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Date: Sunday, January 15th, 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT., a little over an hour from the Westport/Norwalk area.

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Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room if you bring the person with FTD with you. Just let them know in advance. RSVP: info@ctftdfoundation.org to confirm.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org

 

 

FTD Caregiver Support Group meetings this week and weekend

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about these groups.

New York City on Wednesday

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 4:30pm to 5:45pm.

360 LevLocation : CaringKind, (formerly the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association) 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.
Facilitator: Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC – 212-305-7382 – JG2673@cumc.columbia.edu.  RSVP required. Must contact Jill if you are interested in attending. Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Farmington, Connecticut on Sunday

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT., a little over an hour from the Norwalk area.
RSVP: info@ctftdfoundation.org to confirm. Sponsored by the CT FTD Foundation.

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Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room if you bring the person with FTD with you. Just let them know in advance in the RSVP email.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org.

Seek support from other FTD or Dementia caregivers

You can great advice and tips from other caregivers. There is the opportunity to bounce ideas off of each other, as well as comfort in knowing you are not alone, that other people have been there too. And sometimes they may even make you laugh, or just feel good, at a time when you need it the most.

As you look through this list, keep in mind that not all groups are the same. Try a group and see if it is the right fit for you. I left the first group I went to after a couple of months, then found a group that was right for me.

Group Meetings

  • There are groups that meet in NYC and in Farmington, CT that are specifically for FTD. Both are groups I have gone to, here are the details.
  • There is a Dementia Caregiver Group that meets at the Norwalk Senior Center, not specifically FTD, but I generally attend. Details.
  • I am in the process of starting an FTD support group in Fairfield County if there is enough interest. Contact me if you are interested.
  • Look for an Alzheimer’s group. There are groups that meet in Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk, Fairfield, here is the list for all of CT on the CT Alzheimer’s Association site, along with the contact info and the type of group, some may be for men, women, spouses only, etc.

Online

  • There is an active FTD spouse support group on Yahoo. I am a member, have not participated much but do see the posts and there is good interaction. Here are the details.

One on one

  • The AFTD offers something called Informal Caregiver Connections. Register for the program and they will connect you with another caregiver, first checking to make sure you and the other caregiver agree to be introduced. Contact them at info@theaftd.org or 866-507-7222.
  • I have not formally participated in that program, but have connected one on one with people who have found me online. It has proven to be effective. I am currently in touch with someone from NYC whose spouse was recently diagnosed, she is exploring care options, she and I have not met in person, but have exchanged emails and talked on the phone. Feel free to contact me.

 

FTD Caregiver Support Group Meetings in October

New York City

Dates: Wednesday, October 5th and 19th, 4:30pm to 5:45pm.

360 LevMeeting Location : CaringKind, (formerly the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association) 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.Facilitator : Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC  – 212-305-7382 – JG2673@cumc.columbia.eduRSVP required. Please contact Jill if you are interested in attending.Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Connecticut

Fairfield County – This group is in the process of being formed. If you are interested, send an email to Ed Fitzgerald.

Farmington, CT – about 1 hour 15 min from the Westport area

Date: Sunday, October 16th, 1:00-2:30pm  

Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT.
RSVP: info@ctftdfoundation.org to confirm.

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Courtyard-003The support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal.

You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room. Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org.

FTD Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Date: Sunday, September 18, 1:00-2:30pm 

Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT.

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Courtyard-003The support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal.

You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room. Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org.

FTD Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 21, 1:00-2:30pm 

Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT.

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Courtyard-003The support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal.

You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room. Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org.