Navigating stress and loss as a caregiver

July 15, 2020

Sussman, T. (2020, July 15). Navigating stress and loss as a caregiver [Audio podcast episode]. In McGill cares podcast.

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Join us on July 15 at noon for the next webcast in our weekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support family caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster will explore topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

Claire is a Certified Alzheimer Care Consultant as well as the Program Founder, Ambassador & Lecturer for the McGill Dementia Education Program.

Tamara Sussman, PhD, is Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work. For over ten years, she has worked with adults and families to manage health-related issues in both hospital and community settings. Dr. Sussman’s research focuses on how health services and systems impact older adults and their family members.

Dr. Sussman will respond to questions about how informal caregivers can take care of themselves in order to take better care of their loved one. She will talk about feelings that come up when caring for a loved one, such as sadness, worry and stress, and she will discuss how to recognize when these feelings become more problematic and can lead to depression, anxiety and burnout. And lastly, she will offer guidance on where to turn for help when coping with these feelings.


Thank you to the sponsor of this McGill Cares webcast: Home Care Assistance https://www.homecareassistancemontrea... McGill Cares is an initiative of the McGill Dementia Education Program, which is funded by private donations. To contribute or for more information about our program, please visit This page also contains a link to trusted COVID-19 resources specific to dementia. If you have any topics or questions that you would like us to address during our weekly webcasts, please email us at