Behavioural Support Rounds: Effects of Dementia Caregiving in Late and Young Onset Dementia


Where: Online

Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 2–3 PM EDT

Effects of Dementia Caregiving in Late and Young Onset Dementia

Dr. Adriana Shnall, PhD, MSW, RSW, is the Program Director of the Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Caregiving at Baycrest. Adriana has over 30 years of clinical experience working with older adults living with dementia and their families including outpatient community services, long-term care and inpatient services. She was the recipient of the Baycrest Outstanding Innovations Award. Adriana has an academic appointment with the University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant Professor and teaches at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and at the Institute for the Life Course and Aging.
Adriana’s passion lies in understanding the profound impact of dementia on individuals and their families, particularly the challenges faced by family caregivers. Through her research-driven approach and compassionate clinical practice, she has made significant contributions to the field, aiming to enhance the quality of life for both caregivers and individuals living with dementia and the healthcare providers that support them.

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
• Understand the unique challenges faced by family caregivers of individuals with late- and young-onset dementia
• Identify the emotional, psychological, physical, financial and social impacts of caregiving on family members
• Explore the impact of late-onset dementia and young-onset dementia on family dynamics and relationships, including spouse/partner, parent-adult child

• Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive information about joining the webinar
• If you have any questions about these rounds or wish to be included on the distribution list, please contact Tania Aragona at
• If you have Zoom Webinar questions, please contact Agnes Cheng Tsallis at

After having attended, complete the evaluation survey and enter an email address to request your certificate. You may expect to receive your certificate in approximately 2 weeks.

These sessions are open to all healthcare professionals and students to provide a learning forum to review leading practices in assessing and managing personal expressions, as demonstrated by individuals who live with dementia.

These Rounds are co-sponsored by the Behavioural Support for Seniors Program, and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest

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