Elder Care: Caring for an Aging Relative with Dementia Discussion Group

This is an education support group for caregivers of seniors with dementia. It is a 6 week program for non-spousal, adult family caregivers.

Each session provides education on relevant topics and facilitated support for participants.

Participants will:

  • Increase understanding of dementia and behaviour
  • Feel a greater sense of control
  • Experience reduced isolation
  • Learn tools and strategies for coping
  • Achieve greater understanding of the healthcare system
  • Learn about resources and how to access them
  • Explore ways to care for yourself

Group facilitated by Elaine Kohn, MSW, RSW and Lesley Patterson, MSW, RSW experienced Social Workers from Baycrest Health Sciences Centre.

This discussion group is a partnership between Baycrest Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto Family Care Office.