We invite you to join us for this ZOOM CHEP session on Understanding and Navigating the Journey of Dementia
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You must register for this videoconference before October 12th, 5 p.m. by sending Marie-Claude Giroux firstname.lastname@example.org an email. She will send you the link to register online. On the day of the videoconference, you simply click on the link that will automatically be sent to you and we’ll see you there!
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM (CHEP)
Health Video Conference via ZOOM
Understanding and Navigating the Journey of Dementia
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
With presenter, Dr. Serge Gauthier and Claire Webster
During this presentation, Dr. Serge Gauthier will explain the signs and symptoms of dementia as well as how clinicians make a diagnosis. Claire Webster will share practical advice on how to care for a person living with dementia as well as important considerations to ensure the safety and well-being of both the individual as well as the care partner.
1.Understand the signs and symptoms of dementia as well as how a diagnosis is made.
2. Understand certain steps/considerations that need to be made upon receiving a diagnosis.
About Your Presenters
Dr. Serge Gauthier is a clinical neurologist specialising in the development of new tools for diagnosis and treatments for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. He was the Director of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging from 1986 to 1997, and became a senior scientist of the CIHR-Rx&D program (Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies) in 1997. Dr. Gauthier is the Academic Co-Lead for the Dementia Education Program and Professor Emeritus, Neurology and Psychiatry at McGill University. His accomplishments led to him being appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 and the National Order of Québec in 2017.
Claire Webster is a Certified Dementia Care Consultant (PAC), Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), as well as a conference speaker and educator in the field of caring for an individual with dementia. She is Founder and President of Caregiver Crosswalk Inc., a consulting firm that provides education and support services to help individuals navigate the journey of Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia-related illnesses.
Claire works in collaboration with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Division of Geriatric Medicine as the Founder and Ambassador of the McGill Dementia Education Program and McGill Cares, a webcast series designed to support family care partners. Claire is a co-editor of the World Alzheimer Report 2021 – Journey through the diagnosis of dementia and of the upcoming World Alzheimer Report 2022 – Post-diagnostic management and support: a prescription of care.
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