We are pleased to announce that the Reitman Centre was a Gold award winner in the international 21st Annual Digital Health Awards® Fall 2019 Session for the video “Is it OK to Lie to My Family Member with Dementia?”. This patient education video was created by the Reitman Centre team, written by Dr. Rhonda Feldman, presented by LJ Nelles, and produced by Deiren Masterson.

The Reitman Centre has developed a variety of technology based resources for caregivers as part of its provincial mandate as the lead for the Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program. One resource is a peer discussion network, connecting family caregivers dealing with dementia at home. The Reitman Centre team manages and monitors this discussion network online. We respond to important themes and questions raised in the network with a series called “Your Questions Answered”, which includes brief videos and written posts. The award winning video, together with our other caregiver education resources, are all available on our website for caregivers called “dementiacarers.ca“.

The Digital Health Awards® competition — held each spring and fall — recognizes the world’s best digital health resources. A panel of 30 experts in digital health media served as judges and selected gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from more than 300 entries.


Watch the video:

For more information and assistance on caregiving challenges in managing dementia at home, please call the Reitman Centre at 416-586-4800 ext. 5882 or send an email to [email protected], visit your local Alzheimer Society or access the Reitman Centre website.

On behalf of our Medical Director

Dr. Joel Sadavloy, MD, FRCP, Founder Geriatric Psychiatry, FCPA (Distinguished),
Medical Director, Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training and of Provincial Enhancing Care for Ontario Carepartners Program


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