Event Date: Jun 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
With up to 1 in 10 older Canadians reportedly experiencing some form of abuse, as our population ages - issues of abuse are unfortunately only expected to grow.
Growing levels of caregiver distress, inter-generational financial disparities, and changing family structures are contributing to this growth, but dementia is one particular disease state that also drive issues of abuse forward faster than ever before.
This webinar will present a brief overview of the current abuse issues that can arise for people living with dementia, and case studies demonstrating how clinicians, policy makers and society can better respond to ensure these issues can be prevented whenever possible.
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):Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and was recently appointed the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, he obtained a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Ageing. He has pursued his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto and in Geriatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sinha's breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. In 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of Ontario's Seniors Strategy and he is now working on the development of a National Seniors Strategy. In 2014, Canada’s Maclean’s Magazine proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly.
Beyond Canada, Dr Sinha has further consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, China, Iceland, Singapore and the United States on the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health.
Anna Siciliano B.A. (Psych), MSW, RSW
Anna Siciliano is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Psychology (Specialized Honours) from York University and her Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from York University.
Anna’s previous clinical experience includes her role as a Child Protection Worker/Family Service Worker at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. She commenced employment at Circle of Care as a Social Worker in 2011 and in February 2016 was seconded to the Independence At Home Community Outreach Team (Toronto Central LHIN’s Assess and Restore Funding Initiative) as the Team’s Care Navigator/Social Worker. Anna’s current work experience includes her role as a Relief Shelter Counselor with the Yellow Brick House, a women’s shelter in York Region that provides support to women and children fleeing domestic violence and with the Ministry of the Attorney General-Mandatory Information Program (MIP) as a mental health presenter. Anna is also a member of the North York Elder Abuse Network (NYEAN) and a member of the Elder Abuse Steering Committee at Circle of Care; she is also active in gala planning initiatives to help support the Hospital for Sick Children/SickKids Foundation.