Maintaining the Momentum: Sustaining Initiatives in Older Adult Mental Health

18th Annual Conference of the BC Psychogeriatric Association

Fri., April 24 (Full Day) & Sat., April 25 (Half Day), 2015 

Kamloops, BC

There continues to be a lot happening in older adult mental health in BC. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and connect with your peers working in the field. We are pleased to provide an exciting, inter-professional program highlighting new research and provincial initiatives.


  • Keynote speaker - Dr. Dallas Seitz
    • Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging
    • Prevention and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Long Term Care


  • CLeAR Project Update - Lessons Learned
  • Palliative Care / End of Life
  • Law - Improvements to Certificate of Incapability Process (Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation)
  • Developmental Disability and Dementia
  • Dementia-Related Responsive Behaviours: Putting It Altogether Using P.I.E.C.E.S.TM and the BC BPSD Algorithm
    • Saturday morning half-day workshop for physicians only. For more information, download a copy of the promotional poster here.
  • ... and more


General Call for Posters and Student Poster Competition

Download a copy of the program booklet here.
Download a copy of the save the date poster here.




Prevention and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in LTC: Best Practices and Development of a LTC Research Network 

Dr. Dallas Seitz MD PhD FRCPC Assistant Professor and Division Chair, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University

British Columbia Psychogeriatric Association, Kamloops, BC, April 24, 2015


The Journey Towards Dignity & Resident-Centered Care: Results from CLeAR

Dr. Keith White, Nadeen Gavelin-Cook, Ben Ridout, 

April 24, 2015


P.I.E.C.E.S.™ & ​ BC Dementia Action Plan:​ Putting It Altogether​

Bette Jo Tunks RN​, Dr. Carol Ward MD​​

BCPGA Conference​

Kamloops, BC​, April 24, 2015


Practice Support Program​ End of Life


Presentation for BCPGA​

Kamloops, BC, April 24, 2014​


A Guide to the Certificate of Incapability Process Under the Adult Guardianship Act

Lori Swanson

Kamloops, BC, April 24, 2014​


Mindful Dementia-Caregiving – A Brief Introduction

Elisabeth Drance &​ Donna Martin​

BCPGA, April 24, 2015


BC Seniors Advocate Presentation

Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

BCPGA Conference, April 25, 2015

Kamloops, BC


Moving Forward Together, Updates on PDD-D,

 Elisabeth Antifeau, RN, MScN, GNC(C)

Home Health Practice Lead, Community Integration, IH

BCPGA Conference, April 25, 2015​

Kamloops, BC


After decision-making: Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society

Margaret Isabel Hall, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University

BCPGA Conference, April 25, 2015​

Kamloops, BC