You and me as life goes on

The person you are caring for is living in a care center

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


You and Me as Life Goes On is aimed at caregivers who support an elderly person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another major neurocognitive disorder, and who has been living in a nursing home for more than 2 months.

This program is currently part of a research project between the Marguerite-d’Youville Research Chair and l’Appui pour les proches aidants.

Registration is through the Research Chair, and training is provided by Caregiver Support counselors who have professional experience in supporting caregivers of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other neurocognitive disorders.

For more details or to register, please call 514-890-8000 ext. 16,341 (you can leave a message) or complete the form below.

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The issue of housing is a delicate one for many caregivers. It’s a new step that can sometimes lead to doubts, worries and even fears.

The You and Me as Life Goes On program is designed to help caregivers adapt to the changes brought about by the new living environment of the person they are caring for.

A new theme is addressed each week:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Spending quality time with the person you are caring for
  • How to make your point of view known to the staff?
  • How to avoid emotional turmoil
  • How to deal with day-to-day setbacks and prepare for the big one?
  • How to identify and call on your daily support network?
  • How to reorganize your life after the person you are caring for has been placed in a home?
  • Lessons and accomplishments

A Caregiver Support counselor provides feedback on the exercises throughout the program to offer support and guidance and to encourage learning.

The program is offered individually and online for eight consecutive weeks, with a weekly session of 60 to 90 minutes. The training platform is accessible every day, 24 hours a day, and participants can log on to the week’s activities at various times, at their convenience.

This program was developed by the Marguerite-d’Youville Research Chair.

The You and Me as Life Goes On program is designed for caregivers of someone:

  • living with Alzheimer’s disease or another major neurocognitive disorder
  • who has recently entered a residential facility
  • who understands English and is able to express him/herself in writing in that language
  • who has access to a computer connected to the Internet, and is able to send and receive e-mail and surf the Web
  • who is comfortable writing on the computer, as communication is exclusively in writing and, in some weeks, exercises have 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
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