CAREGIVER LEARNING

for Dementia Care Partners

“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

Learning Resources for Dementia Care Partners

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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

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

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

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

Your Questions Answered - Video Series

Common questions and effective strategies for caregiving, delivered by Reitman Centre mental health professionals.

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

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

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
  • Resistance
  • Repetitive questions and calls
  • Paranoia and accusations
  • Time to Stop Driving
  • Asking for help
  • Disrupted Sleep
  • Disinhibited Behaviours

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Digital Health Apps & Interactive Online Events

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

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.

*Bronze Winner, 2017 Digital Health Awards

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

Dementia Talk App

Are you a family caregiver or professional caring for someone with dementia?

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.

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

Talking Dementia - Facebook Live Series

Live online discussions with Reitman Centre clinicians covering issues affecting dementia caregivers at home.

Topics include:

  • Vacations together can be a stressful reality for dementia caregivers
  • When dementia negatively impacts your social network
  • And more…

 
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A Caregiver Legal Guide: Powers of Attorney and Subsitute Decision Making

Nancy Reason, LL.B., a lawyer with Pro Bono Ontario shared legal expertise and information about Powers of Attorney and Guardianship for family caregivers in her talk titled, “Substitute Decision Making: A Caregiver’s Guide”.

Topics Include:

  • Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care
  • Guardianship

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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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