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Medical School to Host Community Education Session: “Care for the Caregiver - Alzheimer’s”

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is hosting a Community Education Session that has been designed to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss caring for those with Alzheimer’s, learn how to access resources in their community, and learn about strategies to improve quality of life for the caregiver. 

Date:                Tuesday, November 18, 2008

              2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Location:         NOSM East Campus                      NOSM West Campus
Laurentian University, Sudbury    Lakehead University, Thunder Bay                  
Medical School Building                 Balmoral Street Centre                      

                        Room 250                                     Room 2010

                        Sault Area Hospitals                     From your home computer;
                        Sault Ste. Marie                            call for details.
                        Ground Floor
                        Nightingale Room

Presenter: Ms. Vicky Roy has been a Family Support Caseworker with the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma for the past eight years.  Vicky Roy has worked in the field of dementia care for the past 25 years.  She is a Registered Practical Nurse and is currently working towards her Bachelor degree in Psychology.  Vicky began her career in a long term care home and worked for 17 years in nursing, activation and restorative care.  Alzheimer's disease has also touched Vicky's life personally. 

Though being presented live in Sault Ste. Marie, anyone can participate through the use of their home computer. 

The Community Education Session is one of many initiatives that NOSM has undertaken to build and strengthen its partnership with Northern communities.  The workshop is presented in a manner that is easy to understand and designed for the general public.  It is crucial that you, as a caregiver, care for yourself as much as you care for your loved one.  Keeping yourself replenished and healthy helps you feel good so that you are able to provide the required care for your loved one.  Maintaining balance in your life, developing and using strategies to manage stresses, learning about and accessing community care services when needed, building and maintaining your support network, and ensuring you are keeping joy in your life are a few of the tools you that will help you on your care giving journey.

To register for this event, please contact Denise Adams at denise.adams@normed.ca or by phone at (705) 662-7256.

For more information, please contact:
Denise Adams
Continuing Education and Professional Development Coordinator
at (705) 662-7256 or


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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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