First Link Learning Series Winter 2023- Pain & Distress (Dr. Roger Butler)

Newfoundland and Labrador
Wed, Feb 28, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland & Labrador is offering the First Link Learning Series online, at no cost, to continue educating people with dementia and their families on how to live well with dementia.

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Week 14 - Pain and Distress

This week, we discuss Pain and Distress.


  • Pain & Dementia
  • Myths About Pain
  • Why Pain May Go Untreated
  • The Three R’s of Pain Recognition
  • Recognizing Pain
  • Assessing Pain
  • Managing Pain
  • Strategies to Prevent or Decrease Pain
  • Providing Comfort
  • The Caregiver’s Role
  • Overall Survey

This weeks Learning Series speaker is Dr. Roger Butler

  • Dr. Roger Butler is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Memorial University.
  • In 2013, he was named Family Physician of the Year for Newfoundland & Labrador, an award granted to College of Family Physicians of Canada who exemplify the best of what being a family doctor is all about.
  • Dr. Butler has been involved with the Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association, Eastern Health & the Provincial Department of Health & Community Services to try and develop programs to help our frail seniors who have no family physician in the community as well as improve their care in the emergency room and hospital wards.
  • Dr. Roger Butler manages the Provincial Home Dementia Program to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia.
  • Currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Join the Alzheimer Society First Link Learning Series program today and learn more to live well with dementia.

Our learning series provides an overview of dementia, coping strategies, and knowledge of community support services. The series is 15 weeks and is at no cost to participants. Register today!