Welcome to Lyme Connection
Lyme Connection represents patients, family members, practitioners, researchers and community members committed to ending the suffering caused by tick-borne diseases. We educate the community about prevention and early diagnosis and support patients. Our goal is to connect patients with compassionate care, helpful services and fellow patients. We offer the encouragement and validation needed to make it through what is often a daunting challenge. Come join us.
Prevention Talk at Ridgefield Library
Tick-borne disease prevention expert Dr. Neeta Connally and Master Gardner Tessa O’Regan are teaming up to teach effective strategies for staying safe from ticks. The program will take place at the Ridgefield Library on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Whether you’re a weekend gardener or avid hiker, pet owner or parent, you’ll benefit from hearing the latest research on disease prevention along with landscaping tips for reducing ticks in your yard.
This program covers the complete “tool box” of prevention options and provides the perfect opportunity to ask questions. Everyone will leave with a free tick tweezer … just in case. Dr. Connally is an associate professor of biology and oversees the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University
Author Talk - Lyme Madness with Lori Dennis
Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation. Lyme Madness chronicles the author’s and adult son’s medical odyssey while capturing the current landscape of immeasurable suffering, twisted politics and medical madness that ensues worldwide. It provides a platform for the many voices of chronic Lyme sufferers, caregivers, and activists, along with the very few doctors and politicians all fighting for awareness, support and justice around the globe.
Lori Dennis, M.A., is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on depression, anxiety, grief, adhd, interpersonal conflict, and more. Her current focus is to publish her book Lyme Madness™ -- due out this summer -- and to create a network of Lyme-literate therapists to support chronic Lyme sufferers worldwide.
This program is co-sponsored by Lyme Connection and the Library and is also part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.