Join us on July 15 at noon for the next webcast in our weekly 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.
Navigating Stress and Loss when Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
Tamara Sussman, PhD, is Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work. For over ten years, she has worked with adults and families to manage health-related issues in both hospital and community settings. Dr. Sussman’s research focuses on how health services and systems impact older adults and their family members.
Dr. Sussman will respond to questions about how informal caregivers can take care of themselves in order to take better care of their loved one. She will talk about feelings that come up when caring for a loved one, such as sadness, worry and stress, and she will discuss how to recognize when these feelings become more problematic and can lead to depression, anxiety and burnout. And lastly, she will offer guidance on where to turn for help when coping with these feelings.
This webcast is free and open to the public. It is brought to you by Home Care Assistance.
Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, July 15th to tune in live.