Guest Speaker: Jennifer Blaik, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, Community Programs and Partnerships, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York.
Join Jennifer as she helps us to understand information about late life depression; signs and symptoms, differences between grief and depression, diagnosis, and treatments. We will also look at simple self-care techniques and ways to seek support for the resident or the caregiver.
Finally, we will explore the role of Residents’ Councils as champions of good mental health; how Councils can contribute to and bring awareness of mental health issues and how Residents’ Councils, by their nature, can support good mental health.
Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) provide outreach to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funded long-term care homes and community support organizations in the province of Ontario. PRCs support front line staff serving clients with responsive behavior related to dementia, mental health and other psychogeriatric related diagnoses.