U-First for Care Partners


U-First! for Care Partners is an innovative education program for individuals who are supporting someone with behaviour changes due to dementia or cognitive impairment.

U-First for Care Partners

For more information call our office at 905-687-3914.

Program Description

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 8-hour education program is run in 3 weekly sessions and will help you build confidence and skills to:

  • Enhance your well-being and that of the person you are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First! framework

Who Should Attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

It is recommended that participants have completed week one of the Next Steps & Care Essentials series, or attended a "What is Dementia?" presentation prior to attending this program. 

Participants are required to attend all 3 sessions.  

NOTE: this program is not intended for frontline staff

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning

Upcoming Sessions: