McGill Cares Webcast - An Intimate Conversation with Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers

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Join us on Monday, July 27 at 10 am for a special McGill Cares webcast to support family caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster explores topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia. Claire is a Certified Alzheimer Care Consultant as well as the Program Founder, Ambassador & Lecturer for the McGill Dementia Education Program.

An Intimate Conversation with Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers

Ms. Marguerite Blais has held the position of Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers in the National Assembly of Quebec and Member for Prévost in the Coalition Avenir Québec since October 2018. After completing her graduate studies in music and teaching for a few years, Ms. Blais pursued advanced studies in communications and spent 30 years working as a successful radio and television host and journalist. She was involved in several charitable organizations, and entered politics in 2007 as a Liberal Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the electoral division of Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in Montreal, a position she held until 2015.

As a former caregiver, Ms. Blais will share her personal experience about the challenges that caregivers face and talk about what led her to become such a passionate advocate. She will also discuss what steps we need to take to ensure that seniors are being properly cared for.

This webcast is free and open to all.

*Please note that due to technical difficulties, this webcast was pre-recorded. Here is the link to watch the interview: https://youtu.be/evuMStVantU 

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