Public Lecture: Let’s talk about dementia

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 13:30to15:00

Public Lecture: Let’s talk about dementia

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 ǀ 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

This free lecture, offered by the McGill University Dementia Education Program in partnership with Nova Home Care, is open to all. It will take place online in English.

This public lecture aims to raise awareness and provide basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders.

During this presentation, Dr. Serge Gauthier, a clinical neurologist, will provide information on the different types of neurocognitive disorders. He will discuss the associated behavioural and psychological symptoms that manifest as the disease progresses, and explain how these may differ from typical aging concerns.

Next, Mrs. Claire Webster, former caregiver and Certified Dementia Care Consultant, will share practical advice on how to care for a person living with dementia. She will discuss important considerations to ensure the safety and well-being of both the individual as well as the care partner to help families understand and access the resources needed to navigate this disease.

A question-and-answer period will follow.


Dr. Serge Gauthier
Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Department of Psychiatry
Academic Co-Lead, Dementia Education Program, McGill University

Claire Webster
Founder, Ambassador and Lecturer, Dementia Education Program, McGill University
Founder and President, Caregiver Crosswalk Inc.

REGISTRATION LINK : https://mcgill.ca/x/Ur7

Questions? dementia [at] mcgill.ca

About the event organizers

Led by a multidisciplinary team, the McGill University Dementia Education Program has created multilingual educational resources to support people living with dementia-related illnesses and their care partners. Please visit www.mcgill.ca/dementia to learn more.

Nova Home Care is a community-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide compassionate, high quality, personalized, in-home care to people who are ill or nearing the end of life and families who support them. Our services are offered free of charge by registered nurses, massage therapists, specialized home health aides, a social worker and a social counsellor. Nova helps over 1,000 people annually and celebrates over 125 years of community support.



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