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Dementia education and support workshops for family caregivers – 101

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Where ? Where ?

Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
3575 Parc Avenue, Suite 5640
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P9

When ? When ?

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 09:00 to 15:00

Description Description

Workshop 101

Target audience: Caregivers to an individual in early-stage dementia wanting to know what to expect, the treatments and psychosocial services available, and planning and organizing for the future. This workshop will:

  • focus on the most important elements that caregivers need to know regarding dementia and its associated behavioural and psychological symptoms;
  • help family members prepare themselves for the journey of caring for someone who has the disease, including best practices for ensuring their own well-being as caregivers;
  • simulate a real-life scenario to educate caregivers on how to create a safe home environment.

To register and for more information:

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation and The Luc Maurice Foundation, we are able to offer these valuable workshops for a minimal registration fee of $50.

Dr. José A. Morais, Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University, and Dr. Serge Gauthier, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit at the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging is working in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Care Consultant and Facilitator Claire Webster and with the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning to offer community workshops that aim to educate and support caregivers who are looking after a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness. The workshops are taught by a dedicated group of health care professionals including a geriatrician or neurologist, an occupational therapist or physiotherapist, a former caregiver, and a representative from the Quebec Health and Social Services network.