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Are you caring for a family member with dementia? Join one of our Virtual Caregiver Support Groups!

You don’t have to be alone on this journey. More than 200,000 Ontarians have dementia. Many of their caregivers have the same concerns and questions that you do.

Our virtual groups are facilitated by geriatric social workers. They allow family members affected by a person who has dementia to meet each other online in a safe, supported space.

Each group meets once a week for 8-10 weeks.

Participants in the Virtual Caregiver Support Group have said:

“The group is my lifeline, my community, a place of support I could not get anywhere else.”

“It’s where I’m understood by people in the same situation. It really helps puts things in perspective.”

“I don’t know how I would have survived without this group…it gives me a lot of comfort and helps me face the next day.”

The Virtual Caregiver Support group program is an evidence-based intervention developed at Baycrest through the work of Dr. Elsa Marziali and the Rotman Research Institute.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Adult child, partner or family member of someone with dementia who resides at home or in the community
  • Ontario resident
  • Access to a computer, tablet or cell phone with video and high-speed internet
  • Able to commit to all sessions

Learn More

If you wish to learn more, please provide your information below or email We look forward to connecting with you.

Baycrest@Home offers virtual services including support groups, individual counselling, social programming for persons with dementia and other services focused on keeping people living at home happily, safely and longer.

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The Online Caregiver Support Group is supported by Baycrest@Home.

Another helpful resource for caregivers is Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide. The guide, written by Baycrest experts, provides caregivers with practical tips and coping strategies in such areas as: activities of daily living, communication, sex and intimacy, managing challenging behaviours, driving, falls prevention and home safety. Click here for more information or to purchase the guide.