Dementia
Advisor

 

Manage conflict,
gain co-operation and reduce stress.

Caring for a family member with dementia?

Learn effective coping skills and get expert coaching through scenario-based training using chat.

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Improve communication and problem solving skills and build resilience.

Dementia Advisor is a scenario based training app designed for family caregivers.

Learn how to:

  • Deal with refusal
  • Manage difficult behaviours
  • Deal with family tension
  • Manage work-life demands
  • Access and manage services

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Dementia Advisor App - Secenario based

Dementia Advisor - Learn through real-life

Learn through real-life situations

Scenarios reflect common caregiving challenges including:

  • Getting to the adult day program
  • Coping with personal hygiene concerns
  • Dealing with denial
  • Managing wandering without panic
  • Coping with paranoia and accusations
  • Dealing with apathy and engagement
  • Coping with inappropriate behaviour
  • Managing aggressive behaviour
  • Asking for help when you need it
  • Helping family understand the burden of caregiving
  • Finding time for your partner
  • Coping with a bad past relationship
  • What to do when you are burning out
  • When you and your work come last
  • Dealing with loneliness and isolation
  • When is it time to stop driving?
  • Exercising your power of attorney
  • Coping with intrusive and repetitive calls
  • Asking for help at work
  • Helping the person with dementia accept services
  • Finding the help that’s right for you

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Get expert coaching and advice

Each scenario is guided by a recognized dementia caregiver expert, Dr. Joel Sadavoy, Head of Geriatric Geriatric Psychiatry Services and Director of the Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support & Training.

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Dementia Advisor App - Get Expert Coaching advice

Dementia Advisor - Clinical experience

Benefit from clinical experience

Dementia Advisor is based on the Cyril & Dorothy, Jill & Joel Reitman Centre CARERS Program at Sinai Health System in Toronto.

This clinically effective 10-week group intervention has helped hundreds of family caregivers since 2009.

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The Dementia Advisor app was developed by Sinai Health System (Toronto), the Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support & Training, in association with Acquian.

The app was funded in part from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnership Program – Children and Families Component.

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