Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s Disease!

Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s Disease!

CHSSN_Alzheimers
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM (CHEP)
VIDEOCONFERENCE
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 PM (EST)

Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s Disease!

Moderated by Jo Ann Jones, The Montreal Children’s Hospital

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada.

The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementia. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a disease of the brain affecting men and women of all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. “It is not a normal part of aging and no one is immune.” (Alzheimer Society of Canada). This interactive health education session is designed to give you answers to your questions and equip you with tools for greater understanding around Alzheimer’s Disease.

Learning Objectives

This special videoconference will give you the opportunity to explore:

•    What is Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis, Progression, Treatments and Risk Factors
•    Caring for someone with AD
•    Safety issues
•    Communication, Strategies and Stimulating Activities
•    Resources for Outreach

About Your Speaker, Teresa Anuza

Teresa Anuza, BA, MA in Cognitive Psychology, Coordinator-Educational Services for Alzheimer Society of Montreal, is responsible for the development and delivery of conferences for the public and for institutes of higher learning as well as training workshops for the professional health care community. Ms. Anuza also provides individual and group counseling for caregivers.

Resources

The following information pamphlets are available online under the Publications tab at: www.alzheimer.ca (22 regional offices across Quebec; invite yours):

•    Heads up for Healthier Brains
•    Alzheimer’s Disease – Ten Warning Signs
•    Alzheimer’s Disease – What to Expect
•    Alzheimer’s Disease – Reducing Caregiver Stress

Visit CHEP online @ www.chssn.org/En/Health_Education_Program/index.html

Upcoming CHEP Videoconferences…

February 19, 2014    Who Cares for the Caregivers? With Ella Amir, Executive Director, AMI-Quebec
March 26, 2014     Care-giving Stress and Anxiety, Speaker TBA (Date tentative)

A CHSSN initiative funded by the McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project through Health Canada

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