McGill Cares: Caregiving and the Risk of Older Adult Mistreatment


Join us on December 2 at noon for the next webcast in our weekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support informal caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster, Alzheimer Care Consultant and Founder of the McGill Dementia Education Program, will explore topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

Caregiving and the Risk of Older Adult Mistreatment

Melanie Couture, PhD, is a researcher at the Center for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS) and scientific lead of the Health Interventions and Technology Assessment Unit of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. She is also Affiliate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Sherbrooke. She co-leads three governmental mandates to develop training and other initiatives in Quebec on older adult mistreatment.

Dr. Couture will answer questions about elder abuse and will provide an overview on how often it happens, the factors that underlie it and the impact that COVID-19 is having on it. She will also discuss tools to identify and reduce mistreatment in caregiving situations.

This free webcast is open to all. We would like to thank the Zeller Family Foundation for sponsoring this episode of McGill Cares.

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 2 to join us live, or watch the recording afterwards.

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