McGill Cares: Frontotemporal Dementia and Managing Challenging Behaviour

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00to12:30

Join us on April 7, 2021 at noon for the next webcast in our biweekly 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.

Frontotemporal Dementia and Managing Challenging Behaviour

Dr. Simon Ducharme is a neuropsychiatrist and a clinician-scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital). He specializes in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and the interface between psychiatric disorders and dementia. His research program uses advanced neuroimaging techniques to develop diagnostic biomarkers for FTD. Dr. Ducharme is the Director of the McGill Division of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry and the Director of the American Neuropsychiatric Association Committee on Research.

Dr. Ducharme will speak about FTD and how it differs from other forms of dementia. He will address the types of behavioral changes caused by FTD, how they may evolve as the disease progresses, and ways of dealing with these types of changes.

This webcast is free and open to the public.

This episode of McGill Cares is made possible thanks to a donation by the Lindsay Memorial Foundation.

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, April 7 to watch this webcast.

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