Collaborative Care for Cognitive Change Conference

Collaborative Care For Cognitive Change: Building Relationships Through Communication

Join us on Thursday, April 2, 2020 for our Collaborative Care For Cognitive Change conference at the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Ingersoll.

This conference is for health care professionals and care partners of those living with dementia.

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Conference Schedule

8am - 8:55am Registration and continental breakfast (included)
9am -12noon  Challenging Families: 12 Essential Skills Every Professional & Manager Should Know! - Dale Munro
12pm - 1pm Lunch (provided)
1pm - 2:30pm Optimizing Person-Centered Communication for Persons with Dementia - Dr. JB Orange
2:45pm - 4pm

Older adults with dementia and age-related vision loss (ARVL): What is the combined impact on activity engagement? - Colleen McGrath






Conference Speakers

Joining us to speak at the conference will be Dale Munro, Dr. JB Orange and Colleen McGrath.

Dr. J.B. Orange

An image of Dr. J.B. Orange

Dr. J.B. Orange is a Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western University at London Canada, and an Associate Scientist with Lawson Health Research Institute at London Canada. He also is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging at Western.

Dr. Orange’s peer-reviewed publications and funded research address language and cognitive-communication disorders of adults and older adults. His research has a special emphasis on discourse, conversation and communication of individuals with various forms of dementia.

Dr. Orange’s current research projects, several funded by the Ontario Neurodegenerative Research Initiative (ONDRI) and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), include analyses of language, discourse, and conversations of individuals with Alzheimer’s dementia, several subtypes of frontotemporal lobe dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, vascular cognitive impairment, Lewy body dementia, and Parkinson’s disease, especially for those with hearing, vision, and dual sensory impairments. The objectives of these studies are to identify within- and between-group differences among various types of dementia that will assist differential diagnosis, and which will advance our understanding of disease trajectories based on correlations with cognitive, neuroimaging, gait/balance and genetics measures core to the ONDRI and CCNA studies.

Other on-going studies include qualitative and quantitative studies on communication among persons with dementia and their family caregiver from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, and the effectiveness of communication enhancement education and training program for family caregivers of persons living with dementia.

J. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDD

An image of J. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDDJ. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDD is an individual, couple & family therapist in full-time private practice in London. He is affiliated with The Redpath Centre in Toronto. He is a well-known speaker across North America who has worked in human services for 48 years -- with a special interest in helping people with disabilities & their families. He has won awards for his work; and has published articles in many international books & journals.

Colleen McGrath

An image of Colleen McGrathColleen McGrath is an Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University. Pulling from a variety of disciplines including occupational therapy, disability theory, and critical gerontology, professor Colleen McGrath is expanding how we think about environmental access for older adults with age-related vision loss (ARVL). She is taking a holistic approach to understanding those environmental factors that support or restrict participation in meaningful occupations for the growing number of Canadian seniors who experience vision loss.

Last Updated: 02/06/2020