Learning to Become a Caregiver

Learning to Become a Caregiver

Being a caregiver means dealing with multiple challenges on a daily basis. L'Appui offers free training programs to provide you with support throughout your caregiver journey.


Learning to Become a Caregiver is a program designed for people caring for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related disease in the last 24 months.

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The goal of this program is to support the caregiver of someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related disease and to help prevent burnout.

The program allows participants to acquire knowledge on neurocognitive disorders by exploring different themes :

  • Share my concerns;
  • Learn to cope with difficulties;
  • Communicating better to spend pleasant moments with the person I care for;
  • Use my strengths and life experiences;
  • Involving my family and friends;
  • Know the resources in my community, call on them and prepare for the future;
  • What I've learned and what I've accomplished.

A new theme is covered each week through readings and exercises. A Caregiver Support Counselor provides feedback on the exercises throughout the program, ensuring support, coaching and learning during the process.

The program is offered individually and online for seven consecutive weeks, with a weekly session lasting 60 to 90 minutes. The training platform is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and participants can log in to the week's activities at various times, at their convenience.

"I feel calmer and more equipped and he feels it. There is more laughter in our interactions."

This program is designed for a caregiver of:

  • someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related illness in the past 24 months. This person may live at home or with the caregiver or in a residence for independent or semi-independent seniors;
  • who understands English and can communicate in writing in that language;
  • who has access to a computer connected to the Internet, who is able to receive and send e-mails and to surf the Internet
  • who is comfortable with writing on the computer, as communications are in writing only and, in some weeks, exercises are to be completed.

What are you committing to once you are accepted into the program?

  • to take 60 to 90 minutes of your time each week to complete the program's readings and written exercises, for seven consecutive weeks;
  • to spend approximately 30 minutes before the start and at the end of the program to complete online questionnaires.


Need to talk?

Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information and referrals.

Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

call  Caregiver info :  1 855 852-7784