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 9:

The Stages of Dementia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 1 PM EDT

You're invited to participate in our ninth Live Event. Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson from McMaster University will be discussing what many refer to as the 'stages' of dementia. Together, we will look at the early, middle and late stages of dementia as well as the global deterioration scale or GDS.

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: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Live Event 8: Delirium & Confusion in the Hospital

For this online-only event, Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson discussed what delirium is and how it can impact a person with dementia. We also discussed how to identify those at risk for developing delirium, the signs & symptoms, and things caregivers can do to help persons with dementia who develop delirium in the hospital.

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Event Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Live Event 7: Risk of Falls in Dementia

For this event, we focused on the risks associated with falls in dementia. We welcomed a very special guest, Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, who helped us identify those at risk for falls. She helped us outline and consider strategies to implement to increase fall prevention and assess how cognitive impairment and dementia put people at an increased risk of life-altering falls.

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Event Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Live Event 6: Medications for Dementia Symptoms

This time our medical experts discussed common medications used to manage dementia symptoms. We took the opportunity to look at the limitations that these medications have, why & how they are prescribed, and looked at classes of medications that may cause adverse effects in persons with dementia.

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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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