McGill Cares: A Journey through the Diagnosis of Dementia

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Join us on March 24, 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 Journey through the Diagnosis of Dementia

Dr. Serge Gauthier is the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, and Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Medicine at McGill University. He is leading the initiative to produce the next two editions of the World Alzheimer Reports on the crucial and inter-related topics of Diagnosis (2021) and Post-Diagnostic Support (2022). Dr. Gauthier was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 and the Ordre National du Québec in 2017 in recognition of his contributions to advancing our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and for fostering the development of research networks.

Dr. Gauthier will provide a detailed presentation on the signs and symptoms of dementia. He will discuss how to best to prepare for the first medical appointment and what to expect, how a diagnosis is made through various tests, and what individuals and care partners need to do immediately following a diagnosis of dementia.

This episode of McGill Cares is made possible by the Lindsay Memorial Foundation.

This webcast is free and open to the public and will be available simultaneously in English and French.

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 24 to watch this webcast in English.  Please note that we were having technical difficulties but this has now been fixed. The video is being recorded and can now be viewed in it's entirety using this link: https://youtu.be/-obS0SnuPu8 Our apologies for this inconvenience.

 

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