McGill Cares webcast: Understanding and Caring for a Person with Depression


Join us on January 13, 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.

Understanding and Caring for a Person with Depression

Dr. Gustavo Turecki is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, Scientific Director at the Douglas Institute Research Centre and Psychiatrist‐in‐Chief at the Montreal West Island CIUSSS. Dr. Turecki uses epidemiological, clinical, psychosocial and basic research approaches to advance knowledge on mechanisms leading to suicide and suicidal behaviour. His laboratory has contributed to the investigation of the mechanisms of anti-depressant response. In addition to his research, Dr. Turecki is involved in local, national and international leadership in research, intervention and knowledge transfer in the field of suicide and depression.

Dr. Turecki will speak about the signs and symptoms of depression, how it is diagnosed and available treatments. He will address the relationship between depression and dementia, and will discuss how family and friends can best support someone suffering from depression.

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, January 13, 2021 to join us live, or watch the recording afterwards.

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