This month we have a special program.
Keeping a person with dementia engaged in activities can be very challenging. CTPC member Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant, whose wife has a rare form of dementia called Frontotemporal Degeneration, looked for ways to use technology to help her.
After some trial and error, he focused on the iPad and created a home screen of activities combining, apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more, that he uses when they are together.
He also sees its' potential to be used with groups of people, and has been invited to support groups and assisted living facilities to demonstrate to caregivers, staff and loved ones.
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 advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.
In addition we'll share what's on our minds during Random Access and adjourn to Uncle Joe's for pizza and refreshments after the meeting.
This will be an good meeting ... it will be the 4th day of spring and the snow should be behind us ... so please plan to join us then.
If you are interested in attending our meetings, check out our message board at http://ctpc.proboards.com for more information
Don’t forget our new location: the United Congregational Church of Norwalk on Richards Avenue (directions here). Pizza and refreshments at Uncle Joe’s will follow. CLICK HERE for directions from the church to Uncle Joe’s.
December newsletter in pdf format - posted 12/172014
The December newsletter will be the last one published. We will leave the 2013 and 2014 newsletters on the website in both html and pdf format for now. Check out the links at the top of this page.