A glossary of FTD and Alzheimer’s related neurological terms

ftd-talkWouldn’t it be nice to have a place to go to get a brief description of terms like Aphasia, Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, Dysphagia, Executive function, Lumbar puncture, Neuroleptic drugs, Tau, and many more terms we hear about.

Well there is.

FTDtalk, run by a group of scientists investigating FTD at the University College London Institute of Neurology in the UK, put together a glossary. Thank you scientists!

Go to www.ftdtalk.org/glossary/

Strategies for the Holidays from Caregiver.com

“The holidays can be a time of renewal – renewal of friendships through visits and cards, cgrenewal of family relationships through gatherings and shared meals, and renewal of one’s faith. But the holidays also are a time that can be particularly challenging for a caregiver. It is a time during which the changes in one’s life are highlighted and there are additional demands placed upon on an already stressed life.” Read more …

“Still Alice” Movie Screening in Westport

I just found out about this today. It is open to the public.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Westport Center for Senior Activities
21 Imperial Avenue
Westport CT 06880

If you are not familiar with the movie ….

“Still Alice,” is a movie that gives us a rare window into the experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease—a glimpse of the inside looking out.

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a renowned linguistics professor, starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking and inspiring.

The screening is sponsored in part by the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and representatives will be there for a discussion and to answer questions.

 

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

Speakers:

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

and

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

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