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Dementia education and support workshops for family caregivers – 102

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Where ? Where ?

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

When ? When ?

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:00

Description Description

Workshop 102

Target audience: Caregivers to an individual in mid-stage dementia seeking information on the cognitive impairments experienced in this stage of dementia, proven communication strategies for dealing with changing behaviours, and best practices in developing a personal support system. This workshop will:

  • describe the cognitive impairments experienced in mid-stage dementia and their effects on the activities of daily living;
  • develop a personal care plan that includes a support network, accounts for personal triggers and outlines a personal self-care strategy;
  • simulate real-life scenarios to practice communication strategies for dealing with challenging behaviours and identify safety hazards.

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.