Many of us have a family member or a friend with dementia. Or have even come face to face with the diagnosis ourselves. Life is immediately and immeasurably altered. And
Many of us have a family member or a friend with dementia. Or have even come face to face with the diagnosis ourselves. Life is immediately and immeasurably altered. And the questions that arise come from a place of deep concern, fear of the unknown, and love.
- How can we help provide meaningful care?
- How do we cope ourselves?
- How can we better communicate and connect with those we love?
- How can we find a measure of comfort and control in a situation that seems uncontrollable?
- What can I learn from others who have gone through this?
Please join us on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 pm, for a livestream webinar featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sarah Colman, on how we can better understand dementia and some practical information that can help us integrate it, with compassion and success, into our lives.
This webinar is generously sponsored by a gift from Julie Farber Solomon and Doreen Saskin
Dr. Colman (MD, FRCPC Geriatric Psychiatrist) is a staff psychiatrist on the geriatric inpatient unit at CAMH. She graduated with a medical degree, psychiatry residency and clinical fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Colman’s talk will cover the basic information we need to know – a kind of Dementia 101. It will address the differences between normal vs. abnormal memory loss, speak to prevention and management strategies and provide other practical resources that can help us manage. Dr. Colman will also share her own lived experience with her grandmother that has inspired her work and passion for the field.
Our desire is that this webinar be more than informational. We’d like it to be interactive and helpful in as many practical ways as possible. With this in mind we’ve set aside a meaningful block of time for a Q & A session at the conclusion of the keynote.
If there’s a question you’d like answered by Dr. Colman or a personal experience that you seek more clarity about, please send it in advance, and in confidence, to (Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative Committee member) Julie Solomon at [email protected]
(Monday) 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm