Join us on May 12, 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.
A Prescription of Care following a Diagnosis of Dementia
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is a difficult reality for both the patient and their care partner, and a lack of knowledge about dementia can have a significant impact on the quality of care and safety.
In this special 60-minute edition of McGill Cares, Claire Webster will be joined by Dr. José Morais as she describes her journey as a caregiver to her mother and shares some very important lessons that she learned along the way. She will describe the ripple effect that being a caregiver had on her own health, family and career, and talk about the resilience required to recover from a severe burnout. Claire and Dr. Morais will share “A Prescription of Care” following a diagnosis of dementia.
Claire Webster is a Certified Alzheimer Care Consultant (PAC), Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), and conference speaker and educator in the field of caring for an individual with dementia. She is the founder of the McGill University Dementia Program and host of McGill Cares.
Dr. José Morais is the Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre and the Jewish General Hospital. He is also co-Director of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging and is the Academic Lead of the Dementia Education Program.
This episode of McGill Cares is made possible thanks to a donation from Ryan and Dominique Lynam in memory of their wonderful nanas, Stella Pearson and Muriel Wilson.