Resources through Behavioural Supports Ontario
Behavioural Supports Ontario offers the service of Behaviour Support Facilitators (BSFs). BSFs provide individualized support, education and care strategies to family caregivers of older adults with responsive behaviours and are linked with the following Alzheimer Society Chapters:
- Sudbury, Manitoulin, North Bay & District
- Timmins, Cochrane & Surrounding Areas
- Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District
Please call 1-855-BSO-NE13 (1-855-276-6313) to make a referral for caregiver support.
Click on the topics below to find related online resources.
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Alzheimer Society of Ontario
brainXchange Caregiver Support and Education
Examples of responsive behaviours with links to supportive videos
Toolkits for Memory and Dementia:
Caregiver Toolkit by the British Columbia Psychogeriatric Association
A list of resources to which service providers can direct caregivers for education, support and services.
Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) - Partners in Care
There are many tools and resources available to family partners in care who are supporting a person living with dementia – information directly related to the person you are supporting and also information for you, to help you in your very important role.
Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) - People Living with Dementia
The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) is committed to supporting people living with dementia to continue to live well.
www.onmemory.ca was developed in consultation with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and contains many resources about Alzheimer’s disease, Signs & Symptoms, Tips for Visiting the Doctor, Caring for Someone and Caring for Caregivers. Among its resources is this memory test
The Doctor’s Checklist
The Alzheimer Society has created a checklist to help you prepare for a doctor’s visit. Click here to view it.
Depression is a true and treatable medical condition that is not a normal part of aging. However, older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. Visit the following links to learn more about depression, its signs and symptoms, and possible treatment options:
Mood Disorders Society of Canada - Depression in Elderly
CDC - Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older (This is an American Resource)
Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) - Mental Health Guides for Seniors and their Families
These brochures are adapted from the CCSMH National Guidelines for Seniors' Mental Health with the financial support and collaboration of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Delirium is sudden severe confusion due to rapid changes in the brain function that occur with physical and/or mental illness. Delirium is not a mental illness; nor is it dementia. It is a medical emergency that is usually reversible if treated. Visit Vancouver Island Health Authority - Delirium Resources and/or This Is Not My Mom to learn more about delirium.
Alcohol Use Survey
Click here for a free, confidential, personalized Alcohol Use self-assessment provided by the Centre for Mental Health and Addictions in Toronto.
Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat - A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario is your resource for information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. It is produced by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat and distributed by ServiceOntario Publications.