Family Caregiver Education Series

The Family Caregiver Education Series supports families and friends of persons newly diagnosed with dementia.

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To register, contact Heather at 902-422-7961 ext. 243 or

Family Caregiver Education Series

Our six-week Family Caregiver Education Series is for family members and care partners of persons recently diagnosed with dementia. Participants learn about the symptoms of dementia, treatment options, coping strategies, future planning issues, and available community resources. The series is offered on an ongoing basis at locations across the province.

"I am very grateful to have been connected with this resource. My ability to successfully interact with my dad improved significantly. I am less angry and frustrated when dealing with him. I have been sharing what I learned with others." - Program participant


For family and friends that are providing care and support to someone recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

Upcoming Sessions: 

Virtual Sessions via Zoom

  • Wednesdays: April 26-May 31 at 7:00 PM


In-person Sessions

  • Amherst - Tuesdays, May 23 to June 20 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

YMCA  (92 Church St, Amherst) 

  • Antigonish - Thursdays, May 4 - 25 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The People's Place Library Meeting Room

  • Bridgewater - Thursdays, May 4 – June 1 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

  • Chester - Thursdays, May 4 – June 1 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Our Health Centre, Chester

If you're not able to attend live sessions, we have recorded versions available on our YouTube channel and airing on Eastlink Community TV.