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Care Partners of Persons Living with Dementia

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Care Partners of Persons Living with Dementia


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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 group and individual programs are designed to help.

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COVID-19: Information for Reitman Centre patients and visitors

The health, safety and well-being of our patients, their families and our staff is our highest priority at the Reitman Centre. Some of our patients and their families are high risk for getting very sick from COVID 19.

In an effort to minimize the potential risk of exposure to COVID 19, the Reitman Centre Team is expanding patient and caregiver program delivery methods to include phone visits and/or video conferencing technology.

In addition, we are exploring ways to disseminate accurate health information, resources and online events using our website. Please contact us with your questions and suggestions.



Carers Group


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

TEACH program

TEACH Program

For family caregivers - A four session pratical skills training program

Group Program

Care Recipient Group

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

Individual Support program

Individual Support

Individual sessions with a clinician


Our services include:

  • The Reitman Centre CARERS Group and TEACH Group Programs: 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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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.