CARERS Program -Family and Friends (8 sessions) – ONLINE
January 5, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST| Free
This 8-week online program is for friends and family* of people with mid- to late-stage dementia. Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to address communication challenges.
Goals of the Program:
- Enhance practical skills for caregivers
- Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
- Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
- Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support
Dates: Thursdays – January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: the group will be held online using Zoom
Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.
*Please note we offer a separate CARERS group exculsively for spouses and partners
If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation, please CLICK HERE