COVID-19 Dementia Resources

We have compiled a list of trusted resources to support people with dementia, their caregivers and their family. 

Government of Canada
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home – Advice for caregivers

Québec Government
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Québec Government
Programs and Services for Seniors

World Health Organization
Training and support manual for carers of people with dementia

Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec
Information for caregivers

Alzheimer Society Canada
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for people with dementia, caregivers and families
Alzheimer Societies across Canada continue to provide programs and services in accordance with public health guidelines, many of which are now being offered remotely. Please contact your local Alzheimer Society for updates.

Alzheimer Society of Montreal

AGI Alzheimer Group

Alzheimer Society Toronto

Alzheimer's Disease International
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MUHC Patient Education Office
Parkinson's Disease: An Introductory Guide

Caregiver Support Hotline: 1 855 852-7784

Canadian Geriatrics Society COVID-19 Resources

Dementia Advocacy Canada

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Decision Aid: During the COVID-19 pandemic, should I go to live elsewhere or stay in my retirement/assisted living home?

The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Download their free guide, Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19.

The Cummings Centre
Members benefit from free access to the Virtual Learning Library of over 220 recorded videos covering a wide range of stimulating topics, along with technical support to help access these resources. The annual cost of membership is $25

Fondation Émergence
Fondation Émergence aims to educate, inform and raise awareness about the realities of LGBTQ+ people. Their Chosen Family program is designed to support LGBTQ+ caregivers, to educate them about existing services, and to help them develop knowledge that will be useful to them in their role.

Translational Biomarkers in Aging and Dementia (TRIAD)
Learn more about this research study and find out how you can get involved.

Legal Resources:

Advance Medical Directives. Government of Quebec.

Curateur public du Québec.

Information on Wills and Mandates. Barreau du Québec.

Successions and Wills. Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Search the Registers of Testamentary Dispositions and Mandates. Chambre des notaires du Québec.

In addition, please find the most recent information on Covid-19 here:

Caring for the elderly during COVID-19: a live webcast with McGill experts (April 21, 2020)

McGill Cares Webcasts 
To help support family caregivers during the COVID-19 crisis, the Dementia Education Program is hosting a free weekly webcast series, McGill Cares. During these candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster explores topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

Here are some ideas for activities to keep you occupied during this period of self-isolation.

Virtual Visits Activities, Self-Care and Relaxation


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