I am a Caregiver: I Need Support

Our Counsellors can help you understand the disease, give you practical strategies, help with system navigation, and support you with future planning.

Led by an Alzheimer society counsellors, these groups address issues identified by the participants. A safe place to discuss the different challenges you may face through your caregiving journey.

Virtual Caregiver Support Group 
FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia Sessions: *** Depends on group
In person Caregiver Support Group For: Caregivers of people living with dementia
PURPOSE: This online discussion group is intended for caregivers to discuss the different challenges they may face through their caregiving journey.

In Person Caregiver Support Group
FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia
PURPOSE: This in-person discussion group is designed for caregivers to discuss the different challenges they may face through their caregiving journey.

Men’s Support Group
FOR: Male caregivers of people living with dementia
PURPOSE: This discussion group is designed for male caregivers to discuss the different challenges they may face through their caregiving journey.

Women’s Support Group
FOR: Female caregivers of people living with dementia
PURPOSE: This online discussion group is designed for women caregivers to discuss the different challenges they may face through their caregiving journey.

Spousal Support group
FOR: Spousal caregivers of people living with dementia
PURPOSE: This group is intended for spouses who are caring for a person living with dementia.
For more information, please click here.

Adult Child Support Group
FOR: Adult children of people living with dementia
PURPOSE: This support group will look at supporting adult children caring for a parent with dementia. It is designed to discuss the different challenges they may face during the caregiving journey.
For more information, please click here.

Long-term Care Support Group
FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia that live in long-term care

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group
FOR: Caregivers of people living with frontotemporal dementia.

Young Onset Carers Support Group
FOR: Caregivers of people living with young onset dementia.

Burlington Caregiver Support Group (Burlington Residents Only)
FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia that live in the Burlington area.

Oakville Caregiver Support Group (Oakville Residents Only)
FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia that live in the Oakville area.

Georgetown Caregiver Support Group (Georgetown Residents Only)
FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia that live in the Georgetown area.

For more information, or to register for a support group, please contact us.

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Grief and Loss Support Group

FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia
SESSIONS: 6
PURPOSE: This support group will look at the grief and loss associated with caring for someone with dementia. The program is intended to create connections and provide an opportunity for individuals to get to know other people who are experiencing similar losses.

For more information or to register, please contact us.
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Reitman Centre’s CARERS Program

FOR: Caregivers of people living with dementia
SESSIONS: 8
PURPOSE: This program is a practical hands-on therapeutic group that looks at specific communication challenges due to caregiving responsibilities for those living with dementia.

For more information or to register, please contact us.
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Learning the Ropes

FOR: Caregivers and persons living with Mild Cognitive Impairment
SESSIONS: 5
PURPOSE: Learning the Ropes for Living with MCITM is a program focused on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training, and psychosocial support. It is aimed at older adults and their close family members/friends, who are living in the community, and are experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
TOPICS: Practical strategies when living with MCI, brain health

For more information or to register, please contact us.
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Taking Control of our Lives

FOR: Persons living with early-stage dementia and their primary Caregiver(s)
SESSIONS: 8
PURPOSE: Offers the person living with dementia and their primary caregiver an opportunity to find their voice, and be empowered to overcome the stigma associated with dementia.
TOPICS:
  • What is dementia?
  • Communication Strategies
  • Adapting to Change
  • Living Safely in the Community
  • Finding Meaning and Purpose

For more information or to register, please contact us.
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Self-Care for the Caregiver

FOR: Caregivers in Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton, and Six Nations
SESSIONS: 16
PURPOSE: An educational program designed to help you learn how to take better care of you as you care for others. Learn how to develop your inner capacity to be resilient and strong regardless of your current life challenges. Click here for more information.
TOPICS:
  • Self-Awareness Exercises
  • Stress Management
  • Take-Home Exercise

For more information or to register, please contact us.
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