I’ll be talking about my experience as a caregiver using the iPad to engage and communicate with my wife, at a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association at the Arden Courts in Hamden on September 17th, 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Here is the announcement from Arden Courts. The event is open to the public.
“Join us for this event in which all proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Memory Walk. Delicious pasta dinners donated by Sapori d’Italia in Hamden and Michaelangelo Pizza & Subs in West Haven will be served for $10.00 donation per person. You can either dine in or take dinner home with you. There will also be a discussion with guest speaker Ed Fitzgerald regarding how families (grandchildren, children or adults) can interact with their loved ones with Alzheimer’s/dementia using iPad screen activities and applications.
RSVP for this event by September 16th by calling (203) 281-5700 or e-mailing Hamden@arden-courts.com.”
You are invited to this seminar at the Norwalk Senior Center on September 1 from 10:30 to 11:30am. The Center is located at 11 Allen Road in Norwalk.
“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.
After 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.”
The seminar is sponsored by the Norwalk Senior Center Dementia Caregiver Support Group.
iPad Seminar – NSC – Sept 1 Flyer
For more information, contact me via email.