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Caregiver Education

We’ll give you the tools, information and support you need to care for your family member with dementia.

Feel capable and informed!

Our courses and workshops are offered throughout the year and will help you learn about:

  • Dementia and how it progresses
  • How to care for a person with the disease
  • Tips and strategies to help you cope
  • Services and programs you may need

 

Caregiver Consultations

Our team is available to talk to you about your unique situation and to help you find solutions that are right for you and your family member.

This free service is available year round in person, on the phone or via email – just contact the team member in your area!

Request a Caregiver Consultation

 

Dementia Information Series

Ideal for families who have just received a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease and dementia, or who aren’t sure where to start. This free 8 week series covers the basics, including understanding the disease, how to care for a person with dementia, what to expect as the disease progresses and how to access community services.

Topics are presented by subject experts and include:

  • Introduction to Dementia and Alzheimer Disease
  • Understanding Changes in Behaviour
  • Communicating with Persons with Dementia
  • Information on Tax Programs
  • Community Support Services
  • Safety in the Home and Community
  • Planning for the Future: Long Term Care Homes
  • Care for the Caregiver: Coping Strategies

Next session:

Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
October 9, 2019 – November 27, 2019

Oakville Soccer Club – Community Room
1520 Pine Glen Road, Oakville, ON L6M 4P4

Register

For more information, contact Vinitha Nair  at 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2411.

 

Mid to Late Dementia Discussion Series

Designed for caregivers who are caring for a family member in the later stages of the disease, our Mid to Late Dementia Discussion Series will help prepare you for what’s to come.

During this free 5 week series, you’ll meet other family caregivers and learn how to manage the changes that come as the disease progresses.

Free respite care is available to enable you to attend, but it must be pre-arranged.  Please indicate if you require this service when you register.

Topics are presented by subject experts and include:

  • Managing the Changes
  • Safety in the Home
  • Decisions for End of Life Care
  • When to Apply for Long Term Care
  • Managing the Transition to Long Term Care

Next session:

Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
September 3, 2019 – October 1, 2019

Milton Public Library – Beaty Branch
945 Fourth Line, Milton, L9T 6P8

Register

For more information contact Vinitha Nair  at 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2411.

 

Halton Dementia Guide for Caregivers

Don’t forget to check out our free Halton Dementia Guide for Caregivers, which contains all of the information you need as a caregiver, all in one place.

Download Guide Book

 

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Caregiver Education and Support Staff Team

 

This program is supported through the generosity of our funders and donors, including Halton Region.

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