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Terri is a nurse educator and the Regional Educator for the Rehabilitation, Healthy Aging and Seniors Care with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She comes with both a personal and professional investment in trying to support care providers, families and people with dementia through education.

Care4u Panel
11 am - 12:15 pm
"Where do I start? Who do I go to now?" Understanding how to navigate diagnosis, housing and long-term care

Marlee Chancy

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Marlee has a degree in Occupational Therapy and has been working in Seniors Mental Health throughout her 20-year career. She works with Southern Health / Santé Sud in the Seniors Mental Health Program. Her role is to provide consultation on dementia care to the personal care homes (PCH’s) and hospitals in the region. She is also part of the team at the Special Care Environment (SCE) at the Heritage Life PCH in Niverville. The SCE is home to 20 residents who have dementia and associated responsive behaviors. Marlee’s role on the team is to assess potential new residents for eligibility and to facilitate moves into the SCE and eventually back to their home PCH. She is passionate about advocating for respectful, dignified care for people living with dementia.

Care4u Panel
9:30 - 10:45 am
"When a person says no": Alternative approaches when familiar strategies don't work

Nancy Mohr

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As a skilled professional within Continuing Care and Acute Care sectors, Nancy brings experience, realism and real-life problem solving skills that assists her clients with ongoing system challenges. She began her career in a local long term care environment and continued to support clients and families through her extensive practice with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Long Term Care Access Centre as the Educator/Specialist. As the Clinical Support Lead with the Care Coordination team, Nancy continues to further support patient access and advocacy through various roles, aiding patient and clients through their health care journeys.

Care4u Panel
11 am - 12:15 pm
"Where do I start? Who do I go to now?" Understanding how to navigate diagnosis, housing and long-term care

Elizabeth Rhynold

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Dr. Elizabeth Rhynold is an internal medicine subspecialist in geriatric medicine. She did her medical school and internal medicine residency in Saskatoon before moving to Vancouver to complete her geriatric medicine training. She then moved to the other coast working as a community geriatrician in Saint John, New Brunswick. After 7 years she returned to the prairies. Currently she has been living in Virden, Manitoba for over 5 years. She is a geriatrician trying to help people throughout the Prairie Mountain Health Region. She sees people in their local community or by TeleHealth. Frequently her patients are somewhere on their dementia journey. She has a long personal and professional relationships with provincial Alzheimer Societies starting with the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan that was so important to her mom and dad on her dad’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

Care4u Panel
9:30 - 10:45 am
"When a person says no": Alternative approaches when familiar strategies don't work

Lois Stewart-Archer

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Dr. Lois Stewart-Archer is the Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Rehabilitation, Healthy Aging & Seniors Care & Geriatrics Programme of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and research affiliate of the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR). She provides consultations regarding management of challenging issues related to older adults with mental health/psychiatric concerns; clinical education and supervision; and develops policies/protocols, and clinical practice guidelines. She is a trained facilitator and educator of various recognized dementia care training programs including PIECES™ & Gentle Persuasive Approach, among others. Dr. Stewart-Archer has represented Manitoba on national advisory panels and has served on committees of professional colleges including Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. She regularly reviews items for publication for international medical journals. She has several notable publications and frequently presents at conferences. She enjoys working with older adults and strongly endorses maintenance of their dignity, spirit and independence.

Care4u Panel
9:30 - 10:45 am
"When a person says no": Alternative approaches when familiar strategies don't work