Caring for someone

Self care for the caregiver

Caring for someone with dementia takes a tremendous toll on the physical and emotional health of the primary caregiver.

Finding help

Caring for someone with dementia can be a complex task, and sometimes you may need help.

Long distance caregiving

When caregivers live far away from the person they are caring for, there are special concerns to think about.

Long-term care

Depending on where you live, there are many short-term (respite) and permanent housing options available.

Be Prepared for an Emergency Department Visit

Be Ready for an Emergency Department Visit

A trip to the emergency department can be difficult for a person with dementia. Fill out these handy forms and checklists to help you plan ahead.

Also be sure to read this discussion panel on caregiving and dementia prepared by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The panel includes leading experts on dementia care from across Canada, including: Dr. Francine Ducharme, Ms. Julie Foley, and Dr. Janice Keefe.

Last Updated: 04/24/2017