Care Partner Support Space

Welcome to AlzSWP’s Care Partner Support Space.

You can navigate through our new Take What You Need self care section, view tips and strategies to help you out while you are in the home and access our Support Groups!

Be sure to check out our new What Your Social Worker Wants You To Know section for helpful information and resources directly from Alzheimer Society social workers.

We hope you find a space that can help you through these unexpected times.

Take What You Need

Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can. Self-care is necessary to ensure that you as a care partner maintain good health, produce positive feelings and stay motivated. Your needs are important. Keeping up with your own hobbies, interests and activities is essential. This page is dedicated to you as a care partner, ensuring that your cup is always full.

Daily Themes

Gratitude Garden – Let’s practice gratitude to ourselves, appreciate good things, and be in the moment. Journal prompts, breathing exercises, reading resources and more can be found here!

Brain Power Center – Sudoku, dance classes, recipes, trivia and more are some exercises found here to keep our brains active and sharp!

Education Station – “You learn something new every day!” Check out this page for fun facts, links to documentaries, and puzzles.

Creativity Corner – Create with the heart, build with the mind. Grab your paint brushes and let your creativity flow with lots of great activities and projects!

Adventure Avenue – Escape and the breathe the air of new activities and places. Find activities such as travel diaries, scavenger hunts and exercises here to let your mind explore.

Care Partner Support Archives

What Your Social Worker Wants You To Know

Caring for someone living with dementia often means taking on many different roles.

The social work team wants you to know how important it is for you to take care of yourself and show yourself compassion. Below are resources for self care, self compassion and ongoing support. As the old saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

Caring for the Care partner

This guide looks at the role, health and well being of care partners.

McCormick Dementia Services

Right here in London, they have some great videos with practical tips and strategies for care partners.

Archives

  • Dementia Careblazers – A site that offers amazing dementia resources in video format. Learn More
  • Tip Sheets – Dementia Australia has a large inventory of tip sheets available covering a wide range of topics. Learn More
  • Hope for Wellness Helpline – An online and telephone helpline specifically for Indigenous peoples. Learn More
  • Your mental health is important and there are several community resources in London and Middlesex that provide different types of counselling services. Learn More
  • Do you have your Powers of Attorney (POA) documents completed? These documents become very important when caring for someone with dementia. Learn more about them in our First Link Learning Series – First Steps. Learn More
  • If you are looking for dementia education and resources in other languages many can be found here: Learn More

Care Partner Resources

Support Groups

Click the links below to get information about the support groups available in your county.

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Questions about our programs and services?

Quick Links to our available support programs:

Support for the Person with Dementia

Support for the Care Partner

Education for the Care Partner