Caregivers (Families and Health Care Professionals)

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Please note all information contained in presentations was accurate at the time of the event. For the most up-to-date information, always consult your doctor. 

Self-Compassion for the Caregiver - A Panel of Caregivers

Panel with Moderator - Rosemary Cashman 
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Brain Tumour National Conference.

Understanding the importance of communication with patients and caregivers

Presented by: Marianne Lee, neurosurgery social worker, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
Presented on: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Montreal Health Care Professional Symposium


Cancer at the head of the problem

Presented by: Dr Roberto Jose Diaz, neurosurgeon, BSc, MD, Phd, PRCS(c), Montreal, QC
Presented on: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at a Conference organized by pharmacy students at the University of Montreal in collaboration with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, to provide caregivers with support and information.
This presentation is in English.


“Care for the Caregiver”

Presented by: Rosemary Cashman, Nurse Practitioner, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC and Suzanne Heft, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference 


“Early Grief as Part of the Grieving Process”

Presented by: Jennifer Thompson-Croft, Social Worker, The Ottawa Hospital Psychosocial Oncology Program, Ottawa, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference 


Finding a Balance; Is It Possible? Caring For Others While You Care for Yourself

This webinar was presented on February 23, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)

Presented by: Maureen Daniels, Coordinator of the Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust Centre in Toronto, Ontario

This webinar explores several practical ways that caregivers of people living with a brain tumour can use to nurture themselves. Participants will be led through several exercises that may offer helpful ways of managing the stress and fatigue that often goes along with being a primary caregiver. 

Health Literacy and Brain Tumours

Presented by: Mrs. Sally Boyle, Program Lead, South West Self-Management Program
South West Community Care Access Centre, Woodstock, ON
Presented on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST



Finding assistance with Finances and Community Resources

Josee Charlebois, Intake Coordinator, Psychosocial Oncology Program, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa Information Day 2014

Nutrition Bits and Bites: Optimize Your Eating

Lindsay Lee, Registered Dietitian, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton Information Day 2014

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Advance Care Planning When Diagnosed with a Brain Tumour

Presented by: Louise Hanvey, Project Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Ottawa, ON
Presented on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Difficult Conversations: Avoidance is Not a Strategy

Presented by: Dr. Brenda Sabo, Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) 
Presented on: Wednesday, February 19, 2014; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Essence of Caregiver: Meeting the Challenge and Finding the Silver Lining

This webinar was presented on February 9, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)

Presented by: Maureen Daniels, Coordinator of the Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust Centre in Toronto, Ontario

This webinar looks at what it means to be a caregiver to someone living with a brain tumour. It will discuss how being a caregiver can effect one’s well-being - physically, psychologically and emotionally. The webinar will also look at the uniqueness of the caregiving experience when caring for someone who is living with a brain tumour. Ideas about what can be helpful in caring for oneself in this situation will be explored and participants will have an opportunity to share their own ideas about effective ways they have discovered for actively caring for themselves while caring for their loved one. 

Caregivers Experience Cognitive Changes Too!

This webinar was presented on July 28, 2012 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)

Presented by: Dr. Heather Palmer (PhD Neuropsychology), Founder of Maximum Capacity

  • Learn to identify the symptoms and isolate the causes of cognitive changes.
  • Learn a variety of simple and effective strategies to address the common cognitive changes experienced by caregivers.
  • Learn about the brain, how it functions, neuroplasticity and the potential to improve brain function by using the techniques and strategies that will be taught.
  • Reclaim your brain and get your thinking back on track

Self Care for the Caregiver

This webinar was presented on July 21, 2012 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)

Presented by: Dr. Douglas Ozier, Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Cancer Agency

  • Learn why it is so important for caregivers of people living with brain tumours to make time for their own self care.
  • Learn a model of stress and coping to help with self care.
  • Learn some keys to effective goal setting.
  • Practice concrete relaxation skills to manage your stress.

Quality of Life

Andrea Lazosky, London Information Day 2012

Brain Care Centre Community Resources

Carolyn Biron, Brain Care Centre, Edmonton Information Day 2012

Quality of Life

Marianne Lee, Social Worker; London Information Day 2011

Quality of Life

Speakers: Dr. Fiona Schulte


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