Learning Resources for Dementia Care Partners

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“We help caregivers manage their emotions and learn the specific skills necessary to deal with dementia.”

Dr. Joel Sadavoy
Medical Director of Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners,
and the Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training

Middle aged woman gently comforts her father living with dementia - 2018 Digital Health Award Winner

Tips for Dementia Care Partners

Tips and strategies to help look after yourself while caring for a person living with dementia.

Includes tips on:

  • Talking with a person with dementia
  • Maintaining good brain health
  • Staying in the moment
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Effective memory strategies
  • Visiting someone with dementia

Dementia Advisor App logo and Winner of Digital Health Awards 2017 notice

Dementia Advisor App

Dementia Advisor helps care partners learn effective coping skills by providing expert coaching through scenario-based training on a mobile device.

The app is based on the distinguished Reitman Centre CARERS program and methods, and gives care partners free and open access to evidence-based approaches using a smartphone or tablet.

Enchancing Care physicians speaking with host and caregivers in the  facebook live event, Talking Dementia with Care Partner

Talking Dementia with Care Partners

Talking Dementia with Care Partners is an exclusive series of web based videos and events featuring Enhancing Care Clinicians from the Reitman Centre at the Sinai Health System in Toronto.

Series include:

  • Facebook Live Events
  • Information and Discussion Series: See calendar for dates and registration information.
  • Your Questions Answered
Reitman Centre clinician speaks with a caregiver and simulated patient in this CARERS simulation video

Your Questions Answered – Video series

Common dementia caregiving questions asked and answered.
Hosted by LJ Nelles, Registered Psychotherapist.

You Tube Play Button  When friends and family don’t understand the impact of dementia caregiving

3 min. 43 sec.

Caring for someone with dementia on a regular basis can be very overwhelming and isolating. When friends and family are only spending brief periods of time with the person it’s not always apparent how the illness has impacted them and what you’re dealing with on a regular basis.

Reitman Centre clinician speaks with a caregiver and simulated patient in this CARERS simulation video

Caregiving: Coaching using simulation – Video series

An instructional videos series demonstrating communication and  behaviour management strategies using coaching and simulation.

Topics include:

  • Paranoia and accusations
  • Resistance
  • Repetitive questions and calls
  • And more…
The hands of a son and his father holding each other

“With dementia, caregivers are constantly forced to adapt to a moving target.”

Dr. Rhonda Feldman PhD, CPsych
Mental Health Cinician at The Reitman Centre

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