Education, Dementia Specific

Mount Sinai Hospital - The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer's Support and Training

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Dementia specific education designed for people with dementia, caregivers and/or the broader community.

May include: One-on-one education; Formal small group discussions; Interactive workshops; Forums.

Education provided to one or more of the following: Formal caregivers (e.g., health care professionals/para-professionals);
Informal caregivers (e.g., family, friend); Persons with dementia; Broader community (e.g., interested public).

Population Served:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Your family member has been given a diagnosis of dementia,
  • He or she lives at home,
  • You provide direct or indirect care and support to your family member

  • Catchment Area:

    Greater Toronto Area

    Service Category:

    dementia specific


    No charge for program

    Service Limitation:

    The CARERS Program for Caregivers (Coaching, Advocacy, Respite, Emotion, Relationship, & Simulation): The 10-week CARERS program offers family caregivers a unique combination of practical, hands-on skills training and emotional support in a therapeutic group setting. Family caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to understand and manage emotional stress and learn new skills to manage the challenges they encounter in caring for their family member with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s at home. A concurrent arts-based group is available for the family member with dementia to attend during the 10 week program for caregivers. This concurrent program offers respite for the caregiver if needed, and cognitive and interpersonal engagement for the person with dementia.
    This CARERS program consists of:
    – Intake: pre-program assessment with group facilitators.
    – 10 Week Program: Week 1 to 4: Group education and use of problem solving therapy to address specific problems defined by participants; Week 5 to 10: Skills training using simulation, role play, and expert coaching to address specific challenges defined by participants.
    – Monthly 1 hour maintenance group sessions offered for one year following the 10 week CARERS group.

    Languages Offered:
  • English
  • 60 Murray Street
    Toronto M5T 3L9
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