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Caregivers and Family Members caring for someone Dementia

News: Enhancing Care for Ontario Dementia Care Partners Program

The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training, in close collaboration with Alzheimer Societies across Ontario are providing in-person and online programs for people caring for family members or friends living with dementia. Visit our new website at to learn more about our programs.

As a family caregiver, you may experience complex emotions and stress, and have to take on new roles and responsibilities. At times you may also find it difficult to balance the different aspects of your life.

Our services include:

  • The Reitman Centre Carers Group Program: a skills-based training program for family members caring for someone with dementia. Caregivers learn problem solving techniques (PST) and receive clincal coaching in  developing communications skills through our unique simulation method.
  • Individual, group and family interventions: depending on your needs and availability there are options such as group or one-on-one sessions with a clinician to provide counselling, system navigation and practical skills training.
  • All services require an initial assessment at Mount Sinai Hospital and are free of charge with an Ontario health card.

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Carers Group


For family caregivers - An eight session skills-based, problem solving training program including our unique simulation method

Group Program

Care Recipient Group

For the person with dementia - an arts-based activity program

TEACH program

TEACH Program

For family caregivers - A four session pratical skills training program

Individual Support program

Individual Support

Individual sessions with a clinician