Dementia Education and Support Workshop 101 for Family Caregivers (February 27, 2020 in English)



These workshops will educate and empower caregivers, and provide them with the necessary resources to turn to in the community for support.


Dr. José A. Morais, Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University, and Dr. Serge Gauthier, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit at the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, are working in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Care Consultant and Facilitator Claire Webster and with the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning to offer community workshops that aim to educate and support caregivers who are looking after a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness.

The workshops are taught by a dedicated group of health care professionals including a geriatrician or neurologist, an occupational therapist or physiotherapist, a former caregiver, and a representative from the Quebec Health and Social Services network.


Target audience: Caregivers to an individual in early stage dementia wanting to know what to expect, the treatments and psychosocial services available, and planning and organizing for the future.

This workshop will:

  • focus on the most important elements that caregivers need to know regarding dementia and its associated behavioural and psychological symptoms;
  • help family members prepare themselves for the journey of caring for someone who has the disease, including best practices for ensuring their own well-being as caregivers;
  • simulate a real-life scenario to educate caregivers on how to create a safe home environment.

101 in English

February 27, 2020 | 9 am to 3 pm

April 20, 2020 | 9 am to 3 pm

June 12, 2020 | 9 am to 3 pm

101 in French

April 9, 2020 | 9 am to 3 pm


Target audience: Caregivers to an individual in mid-stage dementia seeking information on the cognitive impairments experienced in this stage of dementia, proven communication strategies for dealing with changing behaviours, and best practices in developing a personal support system. This workshop will:

  • describe the cognitive impairments experienced in mid-stage dementia and their effects on the activities of daily living;
  • develop a personal care plan that includes a support network, accounts for personal triggers and outlines a personal self-care strategy;
  • simulate real-life scenarios to practice communication strategies for dealing with challenging behaviours and identify safety hazards.

102 in English

May 25, 2020 | 9 am to 4 pm

June 19, 2020| 9 am to 4 pm

TO REGISTER for this workshop, please CLICK HERE and complete the online form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 514-934-1934, ext. 43966

The workshops take place at the
Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
3575 Parc Avenue, Suite 5640, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P9

Please bring your lunch.

Cost: $50
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation and The Luc Maurice Foundation, we are able to offer these valuable workshops for a minimal registration fee of $50.