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Dr. Didyk- After the Diagnosis

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Dr. Nicole Didyk will address some of the issues that arise after diagnosis including difficult conversations and denial.

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Also included will be:

• how to have difficult conversations regarding the diagnosis, particularly if there is denial or a refusal to accept.

• getting to know the symptoms of dementia including those that are surprising, severe, and complex to manage

• validating and dealing with feelings of helplessness and grief over diagnosis and increased feelings of isolation

A zoom link and further details will be emailed to participants in May.

Dr. Nicole Didyk completed her medical degree, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, and Masters in Education at McMaster University, and has been a Geriatrician in Kitchener-Waterloo since 2004. Her clinical practice includes caring for those who are aging through home visits, outreach to long-term care and retirement homes and a Geriatric Medically Complex Clinic. You can catch up with her on her website: www.TheWrinkle.ca, where she dispenses medical education about aging with wit and wisdom.

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