EDUCATION> Conferences
AGI’s Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness conferences in the winter and Alzheimer Education Conferences in the fall are for family care providers, professional home care workers and the public at large.  These conferences feature renowned doctors, health care professionals and other experts in the field of dementia reporting on the latest developments in  the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia and providing care for those with a diagnosis. 


Coming in November 2017 - AGI's Education Conference

Dates and Details coming soon. 


Past Conferences

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference, January 18, 2017
Unravelling Dementia through Medicine and Science 

Featuring Guest Speakers: Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC
Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging and Joseph Schwarcz, PhD
Director of McGill Office of Science and Society, Renowned Author. 

AGI's November Education Conference, Tuesday, November 8, 2016


This day long conference featured presentations and workshops with professionals in the field of dementia, the brain and behaviour. 
Guest Speakers were: Patricia Belchior, PhD, Natalie Bier, PhD, Meghan Williams, MSW, and Karin Derouaux, MA, MA. 

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference - February 4th 2016 "Alzheimer’s disease – To be Informed is to be Armed"  

Our annual Alzheimer Awareness conference featured three of Montreal’s leading medical experts on Alzheimer’s and dementia:  Dr. Howard

Chertkow, the Director of the Memory Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Ruby Friedman, Director of Geriatric Medicine at the Jewish General and Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, Clinical Neurologist at the Douglas Institute and the McGill University Centre for Studies in Aging.

Click HERE to download the poster from this event.

November Conference -  November 3, 2015 

TEEPA SNOW RETURNS! Daily Dementia Care: A Hands-On Approach Tuesday,

AGI welcomed back one of America’s leading educators on dementia care.
Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is a dementia education and care specialist whose teaching style has been honed over her 30 years of practice and experience. Her admirers extend throughout North America and beyond. A tireless advocate, she is determined to enhance the lives of people with dementia, along with their caregiver, by sharing what she has learned.


Our Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness conference took place on January 20th, 2015

DELIRIUM, DEMENTIA - Myth and Reality of aging
The medical panel:
Dr Howard Chertkow, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Dr Wendy Chiu
Photos of January 20th conference

Photo left to right: Linda Israel, Meghan Williams, Paula Levinson, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Claire Webster, Dr. Howard Chertkow, Dr Wendy Chiu.


Past Education Conferences and Lectures

2014 - NOVEMBER CONFERENCE – November 4, 2014

With Guest speaker Martha Wolf , M.A., NCC, QDCP Director of Community Dementia Care, Parker Jewish Institute in New York and President, New York State Adult Day Services Assoc.

Martha is an acclaimed counsellor and advocate for aging services, and has helped and counselled countless families and professionals with insight and education on dementia care.

The conference was made possible through a gift from the Marvin A. Drimer Foundation.

February 5th, 2014

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference: Alzheimer’s disease: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Emotional Responses – The Latest News, was hosted by the medical panel of Dr. Chertkow, Dr Gauthier, and Dr Desautels. These doctors, experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, offered the most recent information on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and helped the audience understand how to deal with the depression that may be experienced by the diagnosed individual and the caregiver.

November 5th, 2013

Our Alzheimer Education conference on introduced two wonderful experts from Kansas City, Missouri to our Montreal community with their informative and interactive conference entitled Alzheimer’s - Building an Active Living Environment. Mary Sharp, the Founder of Edcom is a professional educator with experience enlightening caregivers and families, and her daughter Rachel Kail is a certified professional instructor specializing in communication concepts in dementia care. Mary and Rachel offered positive and innovative approaches to caregiving to a very attentive audience.

AGI joinedforces with other experts in caregiving, AMI-Quebec and MAB-McKay Rehabilitation Centre, along with spiritual leaders from different denominations to present The Caregiver’s Toolkit: What we all need to know to help others and ourselves. It was an informal informational session presented at the Shaare Zion Congregation to put forward concrete ideas and positive solutions for caregivers.