McGill Cares: Living with and Supporting a Loved One with ALS

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:00to12:30

Join us on December 16 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.

Living with and Supporting a Loved One with ALS

Dr. Angela Genge is Director of the Clinical Research Unit at the Montreal Neurological Institute. She is a neuromuscular neurologist and leads the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinical program and multidisciplinary clinic. Dr. Genge has received numerous awards, most recently the 2018 Forbes Norris Award, the DIVA of Distinction Award, and the Governor General Diamond Jubilee Award.

Ms. Leigh Stephens is a social worker and a psychosocial counsellor at the ALS Society of Quebec. She supports people living with ALS and their caregivers at every stage of the disease, from diagnosis through end of life and bereavement. Her work developing programs and services for caregivers led to her involvement in the consultation process for the development of the National Policy for Caregivers in Quebec.

Dr. Genge will speak about ALS, how it progresses and what treatments are available. Ms. Stephens will provide an understanding of the types of programs and services that exist for persons living with ALS and their caregivers.

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

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 16 to join us for the live webcast, or watch the recording afterwards.

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