Learn from and interact with dementia experts.

Join us for a series of live streamed events that will allow you to interact directly with experts in dementia. If you can't make it, don't worry! All our live events will be archived on this page for you to view at your convenience.

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Live Event 7:

Risk of Falls in Dementia

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1 PM EST

This month's online-only Live Event will focus on the risks associated with falls in dementia. Join us as we welcome special guest Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, who will help us identify those at risk for falls. We'll also discuss strategies to implement to increase fall prevention and assess the impact that different types of dementia can have on falls.

The first 15 minutes will be set aside for an expert discussion and will be followed by a Q&A period.

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Event Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Live Event 5: How Dementia is Diagnosed

For our fifth Live Event, Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson reviewed the symptoms of dementia and discussed how to best prepare to discuss concerns with a family doctor. We also looked at what questions you should ask and what tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis of dementia.

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Event Date: Wednesday, December 12th 2018

Live Event 4: Understanding the Challenges of Communication with Persons with Dementia

During our fourth live event, our experts discussed communication strategies for caregivers to use when communicating with a person with dementia. We will give an overview of some of the strategies that can be effective when communicating with a person with dementia, as well as tips and resources to help communicate during the holiday season.

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Event Date: Wednesday, November 7th 2018

Live Event 3: Understanding & Managing Responsive Behaviours in Persons with Dementia

During our third live event, our experts discussed responsive behaviours in persons with dementia. Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson gave a quick overview of the different types of these behaviours and shared strategies on how they can be managed.

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Event Date: Wednesday, October 24th 2018

Live Event 2: Understanding Apathy & Depression in Persons with Dementia

During the event, our experts Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko looked at what apathy and depression are and how they present in persons with dementia. We also looked at how to cope with these symptoms as a caregiver and outlined treatments that are currently available.

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Event Date: Wednesday, September 26th 2018

Live Event 1: Coping with Caregiving - Providing Effective Care for a Person with Dementia

Being a caregiver for a person diagnosed with dementia can be one of the most challenging roles in our society - but there’s help for those who need it. Dr. Anthony Levinson and Dr. Richard Sztramko from McMaster University together discuss strategies and resources for caregivers to keep in mind when caring for a person with dementia.

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