“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,
The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training
Ways to learn
The Reitman Centre has developed a variety of award winning, education and informational resources for caregivers for the Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program. These tools and resources are geared to assist family caregivers dealing with dementia at home.
Caregiver Tip Sheets and Videos
Tip Sheets 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
*Winner, 2018 Digital Health Awards
Your Questions Answered - Video Series
8 topics covered include:
- Is it ok to lie to my family member with dementia?
- Managing lack of interest (apathy)
- Sharing their Alzheimer’s diagnosis
- and more….
*Gold Winner, 2019 Digital Health Awards
Caregiving coaching using simulation - Videos
An instructional videos series demonstrating communication and behaviour management strategies using coaching and simulation.
8 topics include:
- Paranoia and accusations
- Repetitive questions and calls
- Paranoia and accusations
- Time to Stop Driving
- Asking for help
- Disrupted Sleep
- Disinhibited Behaviours
Digital Health Apps & Interactive Online Events
Dementia Advisor App
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.
*Bronze Winner, 2017 Digital Health Awards
Dementia Talk App
Dementia Talk is a mobile app that helps you respond to challenging behaviours at home.
Use your smartphone to track and develop effective responses to behaviours and emotions of persons with dementia at home. Connect your learnings with members of their circle of care.
Talking Dementia - Facebook Live Series
Live online discussions with Reitman Centre clinicians covering issues affecting dementia caregivers at home.
- Vacations together can be a stressful reality for dementia caregivers
- When dementia negatively impacts your social network
- And more…
A Caregiver Legal Guide: Powers of Attorney and Subsitute Decision Making
- Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care
“With dementia, caregivers are constantly forced to adapt to a moving target.”
Dr. Rhonda Feldman PhD, CPsych
Mental Health Cinician at The Reitman Centre