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Education for caregivers

Next Steps and Care Essentials

Next Steps and Care Essentials offers an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports. This 4 week series will be offered monthly in various cities throughout the Niagara Region and each series will cover the following topics:

Week 1: Overview of Dementia & Brain Health

Week 2: Understanding Behaviour & Communication Strategies

Week 3: Supportive Strategies & Caring for Yourself

Week 4: Adapting to Care Needs & Role Changes

Each session is facilitated by trained staff, volunteers or guest speakers. In order to receive the full benefit of this series it is recommended that you plan to attend all 4 weeks.

All family caregivers and friends are welcome.  There is no charge for this series.

Upcoming Classes

For a full list of upcoming dates and locations please check out our online calendar.


Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm
July 18, 25, Aug 1, 8
Simpson's Pharmasave
1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

St. Catharines

Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 pm
July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
403 Ontario Street, Unit 1

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
September 6, 13, 20, 27
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
403 Ontario Street, Unit 1

Niagara Falls

Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 pm
September 6, 13, 20, 27
7150 Montrose Rd

Registration is recommended for all sessions.  Please call Gisele at 905-687-3914 for information and to register.

"Beyond Words" Early-Stage Learning Series

This eight-week learning series brings together persons in the early stages of dementia, along with their care partners. During the first session care partners and persons with dementia will meet together, while during the remaining seven sessions the groups meet separately. Educational content is linked specifically to each group’s experiences and open dialogue and communication is encouraged. 

Last Updated: 07/28/17
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