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Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Dementia Conference 2017: Innovations in Dementia Care for Helping Professionals working with Caregivers

Ms. Andrea Ubell, MSW, RSW
presented by Chinese Mental Health Initiative of York Region (CMHI) in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society of York Region and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

About the Day

The focus of this year’s conference is twofold: First, to gain a clear understanding of the Ontario Dementia Strategy and how it will be implemented by the Alzheimer’s Society, and secondly, to update helping professionals on the newest best practices and innovations in dementia care, with a particular focus on caregivers.

Keynote Presentation

The Ontario Dementia Strategy and what it means for us?

Ms. Andrea Ubell, MSW, RSW, is the Director, Programs and Client Services at the Alzheimer Society of York Region, where she is responsible for supervision and delivery of AS York's Caregiver Support & Education, and D.A.Y. Centre programs. A clinical social worker by training, Andrea has been supporting families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in York Region for the past 25 years.

Objectives

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

Understand the Ontario Dementia Strategy and where funding will be disseminated.
Learn innovative, practical, and research based techniques for helping caregivers of people living with dementia in institutions (e.g., LTC facilities) and in the community.
Learn specific strategies in coordinated care and access for caregivers of people living with dementia in the community.
Incorporate the principles of a cultural framework into practical clinical skills.

Where

Shangri-la Banquet Hall and Convention Centre
50 Esna Park Drive, Markham, ON L3R 1E1
Beaumont Room

Registration & Fees (Registration ends October 6, 2017)

$150 - Regular Admission
$120 - Early Registration (before August 31, 2017)
- Per person for groups of 5 or more from 1 agency
Lunch buffet (with vegetarian options) and Conference materials will be provided.

Presenters:

Ms. Andrea Ubell, MSW, RSW (Keynote Speaker)
Andrea Ubell is the Director, Programs and Client Services at the Alzheimer Society of York Region, where she is responsible for supervision and delivery of AS York's Caregiver Support & Education, and D.A.Y. Centre programs. A clinical social worker by training, Andrea has been supporting families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in York Region for the past 25 years.

Ms. Maria Chu, BSW, MSW, RSW
Deputy Executive Director of Social Services, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

Ms. Einat Danieli, Reg. OT
Project Manager, Enriches Collaborative, Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

Dr. Mark Lachmann, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Physician Lead at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare (Sinai Health System); Consulting Psychiatrist to Mount Sinai Hospital Wellness Centre, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, and Woodgreen Community Services; Assistant Professor, Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Mr. Andy Leung, MSW, RSW
Senior Program Coordinator, Community Support Services, Yee Hong Centre - Mississauga

Mr. Kwong Y Liu, M. Soc Sc., RSW
Executive Director - Social Services, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

Dr. Tanya Pinto, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Staff Psychiatrist at The Scarborough Hospital, Consulting Psychiatrist at the Mount Sinai Hospital Wellness Centre and the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Dr. Ka Tat Tsang, Ph.D
Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; Founder of the Strategies & Skills Learning & Development (SSLD) System

website: http://www.cmhiyr.ca/dementia-conference-2017/

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