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You and Your Family

There are a number of resources available in the Toronto Central community that provide support to those experiencing behavioural changes.

Alzheimer Society of Toronto

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto seeks to offer support, information, and education to people with dementia, their families, and their caregivers through free counselling, support groups and workshops. They also strive to increase public awareness of dementia, to promote research, and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual. They also facilitate free webinars and online courses through AlzEducate.

Baycrest

Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. As an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides an exemplary care experience for aging clients combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience.

Community Care Access Center (CCAC)

Your Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community. The mission of the CCAC is to deliver a seamless experience through the health system for people in our diverse communities, providing equitable access, individualized care coordination and quality health care.

Community Navigation and Access Program (CNAP)

CNAP is an alliance of over 30 non-profit Toronto-based agencies working together to provide Toronto seniors with the care they need to reduce isolation and improve their quality of life. They staff professional social workers who are dedicated in providing attention and understanding to the needs of connecting seniors or their caregivers to programs and services offered by a non-profit agency in your local community.

Crisis Services

Crisis Services provides over the phone emotional support and short-term crisis management, risk and safety assessments, assistance with age-related cognitive, mental health and addiction crises, as well as information and referral to local services and supports.

Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital

The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training delivers unique, targeted and tailored skill-building interventions that provide family caregivers with the tools and support to manage the care of loved ones with dementia at home.