Event: Nov 22, 2017

DUE TO PRESENTER ILLNESS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A YET TO BE DETERMINED DATE.

Risk.  It’s a dirty word, particularly in the nursing home industry and yet is inherent to almost every action we take.  For people with dementia, continued autonomy has been consistently described as one of the most important factors for good quality of life but often is restrained due to risk. This brainxchange webinar by Sivananthan and Savic explore the question of "how do you balance risk and autonomy?" from two perspectives: research on an entire provincial population and at two nursing homes, and the lived experience of providing care to people with dementia.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)

                                

Presenter(s):

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Saskia Sivananthan, MSc. PhD.

Saskia is a senior strategy and policy advisor currently consulting for the World Health Organization on its overall global dementia strategy, recently co-developing the first Global Dementia Action Plan.  She works in health system development, in particular with governments on health services, policy and strategies to improve health for older adults with complex needs and those with dementia.  An active researcher, she is a neuroscientist and health data scientist who uses population-level data to understand the effects of policy interventions as well as aging and the use and cost of healthcare services.


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Vera Savic, PSW

Vera Savic has worked as a Personal Support worker in Long Term Care for seventeen years. She has a passion for working with people who have dementia and has completed several courses in the Working with Dementia Clients Program through Conestoga College.  Vera is currently completing her diploma in Practical Nursing.