Next Steps

Next Steps: understanding and supporting a person living with dementia

Now that your family member or friend has received a diagnosis or is in the process of getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, what are your Next Steps?  This course provides you with an overview of dementia and community supports to help you understand what is happening and provide you with knowledge to help you as you move forward.  Topics covered in Next Steps include:

  • Understanding dementia (types of dementia, symptoms)
  • Connecting changes in the brain to symptoms
  • Planning for the future
  • Managing risk
  • Coping strategies
  • Community supports

Please note, Next Steps is designed for family and friends of a person living with dementia and is not suitable for professional caregivers.

Comments from past Next Steps participants:

"It gave me an insight into what I'm doing right or wrong and how to give better care.  Also how to give myself time."

"Great support & resources made available to me.  I very much appreciated this session and information."

"Very knowledgeable, compassionate, helpful, good program."

Upcoming Courses - Winter/Spring 2020

Saturday, February 15
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, April 7 & 14
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Wasaga Beach
Fridays, April 17 & 24
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Mondays April 27 & May 4
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

There is no fee to attend Next Steps; however, registration is required.

For more information or to register contact:
Barrie: Dana Bessette 705-722-1066 ext 225 or email [email protected]
Wasaga Beach & Orillia:  Erika Rice 705-329-909 ext 3802 (Toll-free 1-855-529-0909)  or email [email protected] 

Last Updated: 12/02/2019