Newtown Square, PA — Joyce Shenian, former AFTD board member, opened her home to Newtown Square, PA home to several local people in an effort to create some excitement around AFTD’s upcoming Food for Thought event on October 11 in Radnor. AFTD Founder Helen-Ann Comstock and Executive Director Susan Dickinson both spoke at the soiree, held August 7th. Click here for the press release.
Philadelphia, PA─ Bill Fehon is well known in the little borough of Bryn Athyn, PA for two things: teaching high school at the Academy of the New Church for more than 30 years and his original barbeque sauce. He began making his sauce in the early 1990s; over the years, friends and family would ask for more sauce as soon as they finished up the bottle they received at the holidays. As the demand for sauce grew, Bill started to think about making a business with his recipe. But before Bill could realize the dream of selling his sauce, his brain began to deteriorate.
Raleigh, NC─ In the past six years, Arnette Lester of Raleigh, NC has lost all but a few of her teeth. She can no longer work or drive a car. Arnette has difficulty finding the right words and uses the same word to mean many different things; when she can’t come up with any word at all, she’ll substitute the word “something” in its place. She eats very quickly, barely chewing her food, and her family worries that she will choke. She wets herself several times a day. This scenario might not seem so odd for an aging dementia patient. However, Arnette Lester is just 60 years old.
March 13, 2013 – AFTD will take its education conference and annual meeting to Salt Lake City on April 12. The University of Utah has partnered with AFTD to make this day informative and meaningful for caregivers, family members, healthcare professionals and those affected with FTD. Click here for the full press release.
Read about the Fehon family from Philadelphia. Diane Fehon, with the help of her sons, realizes her husband’s dream of selling his BBQ sauce after he developed FTD. The Fehons’ delicious sauce, which is sold on Amazon.com with a percentage of sales being donated to AFTD, will be featured as favors for AFTD’s October 19th Care & Cure Event. - September 2012 (Care & Cure Event)