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Consent, Capacity, and Care Planning

Event Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson discussed some of the essential matters that many family members and caregivers should consider with or on behalf of persons with dementia. Together they outline methods to respect values, wishes, and other considerations that help persons with dementia plan for the future.

We also discussed how dementia can affect the capacity to make decisions, the importance of the Power of Attorney, and what it means to be a substitute decision maker.

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Dr. Richard Sztramko

Geriatrician, Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Through his work with patients with dementia and their families, Dr. Sztramko came to understand that there is a desire and need for online education about dementia that has been developed by experts in geriatrics. This inspired him to pursue the creation of iGeriCare.

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Dr. Anthony Levinson

Neuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. IGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.

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