Understanding and Navigating the Journey of Dementia

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 13:00to14:30

Understanding and Navigating the Journey of Dementia
October 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Monkland Community Center

The McGill University Dementia Education Program is pleased to invite you to a free public lecture offered in collaboration with The Council for Black Aging Community of Montreal, the Eva Marsden Centre for Social Justice and Aging, the LaSalle Multicultural Resource Center, and Women on the Rise.

This public lecture aims to raise awareness and provide basic information about Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.

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

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. Claire is the Founder and Ambassador of the Dementia
Education Program at McGill University, and Founder and President, Caregiver Crosswalk Inc.

A question and answer period will take place after the lecture.

This event will take place in person at the:
Monkland Community Center
4410 West Hill Avenue, Montreal, QC H4B 2Z5

For more information, please contact Yvonne Sam, 514-243-0132

To register, please contact one of the local organizations: 

Council for Black Aging Community of Montreal
cbacmtl [at] gmail.com (subject: Understanding%20and%20Navigating%20the%20Journey%20of%20Dementia)

Eva Marsden Centre for Social Justice and Aging
Miranda Potts

LaSalle Multicultural Resource Centre
Auvril Edwards

Women on the Rise
info [at] womenontherise.ca (subject: Understanding%20and%20Navigating%20the%20Journey%20of%20Dementia)

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