Virtual presentation hosted by the University Women’s Club of Montreal
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
As the number of dementia cases increases with our aging population, more and more families will be called upon to manage an array of challenging behaviours and cope with the progression of declining cognitive and physical functions of their loved one.
To educate and empower the community, the University Women’s Club of Montreal is partnering with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to offer a free public lecture, Understanding and Navigating the Journey of Dementia.
Leading experts will come together on April 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to share their knowledge and expertise and to provide essential information that will help families understand and access the resources needed to navigate Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
Dr. Serge Gauthier, Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, will discuss the medical aspects and impact of the disease including the behavioural and psychological symptoms, and former caregiver and Certified Alzheimer Care Consultant Claire Webster will share her personal journey and lessons learned. This will be followed by an opportunity to interact with our guest speakers and ask questions.
To learn more about the McGill Dementia Education Program, please visit: www.mcgill.ca/dementia
To learn more about the University Women's Club of Montreal, visit uwcm.com
For more information regarding this event, please contact Sheila Mohammed by email at sheilamohammed33 [at] gmail.com.
We hope you will join us for this important lecture, and encourage you to share this share this invitation with your friends and family members.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. The event will be recorded and posted on our website in the coming days on this page: https://mcgill.ca/x/oua
Dr. Serge Gauthier
Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging
Professor, Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Medicine, McGill University
Dr. Serge Gauthier is a Clinical Neurologist specialized in the development of new tools for diagnosis and treatments for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
He was appointed Director of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging in 1986. In 1997, he became a Senior Scientist of the CIHR-Rx&D program (Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies). His accomplishments ultimately led to his appointment as Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit of McGill University in 2000.
Furthermore, he is also the author and editor of several books, including Management of Dementia (2nd ed. - 2009), Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease (3rd ed. - 2007), Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease (1998), and Alzheimer's Disease in Primary Care (2nd ed. - 1997).
His internationally recognized work led to his introduction into the National Order of Quebec (2017) and the National Order of Canada (2014). He received the Prix d’Excellence (2009), the Irma Parhad Award (2009) and the Prize Galien (1997) for his continued efforts in improving conditions for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
His personal interests lie in the management of dementia in different stages, the ethics of research involving individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and primary prevention strategies against cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s dementia.
Mrs. Claire Webster
Founder and Ambassador, Dementia Education Program, McGill University
Founder and President of Caregiver Crosswalk Inc.
Claire Webster is a Certified Alzheimer Care Consultant (PAC), Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), as well as a conference speaker and educator in the field of caring for an individual with dementia.
She is Founder and President of Caregiver Crosswalk Inc., a consulting firm that provides education and support services to help individuals navigate the journey of Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia related illnesses.
Claire works in collaboration with McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Division of Geriatric Medicine. She is the Founder and Ambassador of the McGill Dementia Education Program and McGill Cares, a weekly webcast series designed to support family care partners.
As a former care partner to her late mother, Claire has had firsthand experience in dealing with the overwhelming emotional and physical impact that the disease places on the individual and family members.