Special workshop for Westmount residents
McGill University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and the and the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning are working in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Care Consultant and Facilitator Claire Webster to offer a community workshop that aims to educate and support caregivers who are looking after a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness. The workshop will be taught by a dedicated group of health care professionals including a geriatrician, an occupational or physical therapist, a former caregiver, and a representative from the Quebec Health and Social Services network.
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.
Through education and empowerment, this workshop will help support caregivers and provide them with the necessary resources to turn to in the community for support.
The workshop will take place on Friday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at:
Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
3575 Parc Avenue, Suite 5640, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P9
This workshop will be given in English. Please bring your lunch.