McGill Cares: Launch of a New Educational Guide for People Living with Dementia and their Care Partners

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00to12:45

Join us on October 20 at 12 p.m. EDT for the next webcast in our biweekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support informal care partners. 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.

Launch of a New Educational Guide for People Living with Dementia and their Care Partners

We are thrilled to announce that on October 20, we will launch a free new McGill educational resource: Dementia, Your Companion Guide. With engaging illustrations and a friendly writing style, this approachable guide covers a wide array of topics to assist both the person living with dementia and their care partners. It includes information on the science and progression of dementia as well as practical advice on safety and self-care.

The guide was created by the multidisciplinary McGill Dementia Education Program (DEP) team, with content provided by former caregiver Ms. Claire Webster, geriatrician Dr. José A. Morais and neurologist Dr. Serge Gauthier. The booklet was made possible thank to a generous donation of $250,000 from the Grace Dart Foundation.

During this special edition of McGill Cares, Elise Nesbitt, President of the Grace Dart Foundation, will be joined by the following members of the DEP team who are leading this initiative to introduce this new educational offering that will be available in English and French, online and in print.

  • Ms. Elise Nesbitt is an entrepreneur and board member of various Montreal non-profit organizations. Recently, she has focused most of her attention on the aging population within the Montreal community and the grass-roots organizations that are finding solutions and services to meet their needs.
  • Dr. Serge Gauthier is Professor Emeritus in the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and former Director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging.
  • Dr. José A. Morais is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre and the Jewish General Hospital.
  • Professor Isabelle Gélinas is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University.

This free webcast is open to all. 

Click here beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to watch the webcast. The link will become public and available at that time.

Where to find Dementia, Your Companion Guide

  • The digital English version is now freely available online and can be accessed on our website: https://mcgill.ca/x/Jq2
  • The digital French version of Démence, votre guide d’accompagnement is now freely available online and can be accessed on our website: https://mcgill.ca/x/JqB
  • The printed versions in both French and English will be available in December 2021. At that time, information on distribution of the printed copies of the Guide will be posted on our website, on the links above.
  • Over the coming year, the Guide will be made available in additional languages to reach a wide and diverse audience.

Meet the team that led this initiative.

For general information regarding the McGill Dementia Education Program or this Guide, please email: dementia [at] mcgill.ca.

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