Care Essentials

Care Essentials: a focus on communication and behaviour

Care Essentials provides an opportunity to learn and share with others who are supporting a family member or friend who is living with dementia.  Topics covered in Care Essentials address issues commonly faced by Care Partners who are supporting someone in the middle stages of dementia.  They include:

  • Communication:  Strategies to enhance communication
  • Behaviours:
    • Understanding and responding to behaviours
    • Supporting day-to-day life

Please note:  Care Essentials is designed for family and friends of a person living with dementia and is not suitable for professional caregivers.

Comments from past Care Essentials participants:

"This has been the best workshop I have attended!  The information was appropriate, concise, well presented, varied.  I feel I am leaving with knowledge I needed and can use!"

Due to Covid-19, the following Care Essentials series are being offered online using the web-conferencing platform ZOOM.  

Wednesdays, May 20 & 27, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays, June 18 & 25
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, August 4 & 11
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Mondays, September 14 & 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For information about this program, how to get connected to ZOOM and to register, please contact Dana at 705-722-1066 ext 225 or email [email protected] 

Last Updated: 04/30/2020