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Where to find mental health information and access to care »

eMentalHealth

  • find mental health services, help and support in your community
  • ementalhealth.ca

ConnexOntario

211Toronto

  • service database
  • 24/7 community information and referral helplines
  • 211toronto.ca

Central Health Line

Homelessness & mental health: Toronto North Support Services

  • support services for vulnerable individuals on the street and in shelters
  • tnss.ca

Where to find clinical supports at Sunnybrook »

Sunnybrook Department of Psychiatry

The Memory Doctor


Drop-in sessions and classes »


Diagnostic information and resources »

Behavioural Supports Ontario

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Alzheimer Society of Canada

  • can help provide information, resources, education, support and counselling
  • alzheimer.ca

Alzheimer Society Toronto

  • support, information and education services
  • free dementia support
  • alz.to

Community Navigation and Access Program

  • connect to services for seniors in your community
  • 4seniors.org

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service

Baycrest

  • counselling, community programs, inpatient care and more
  • baycrest.org

Mount Sinai Hospital - Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training


Videos and podcasts »


Booklets and fact sheets »


Apps »

Disclaimer: we have not evaluated these apps. They are listed in alphabetical order, not order of effectiveness.

Brain HQ - online brain training exercises for smartphones and tablets; free to start, then $19.99/month. (Disclaimer: The efficacy of online brain training exercises has not been fully validated and there is no conclusive evidence that it slows the progression of cognitive decline)

Grey Matters - an interactive life storybook with music and games for iPad; $13.99 for all content.

It’s Done! - manage, remember and track your daily tasks for smartphones and tablets; $3.99

MediSafe - medication reminder for smartphones and tablets; $6.99

MindMate - an app to help people with dementia live more independently as well as play brain games, for smartphones and tablets; free.


Self-help books »

Available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • The 36-hour Day: a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer disease, related dementias, and memory loss, Fifth Edition (Mace and Rabins, Johns Hopkins Press: 2011)
  • A Loving Approach to Dementia Care: making meaningful connections with the person who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia or memory loss (Wayman, Johns Hopkins University Press: 2011)

Informational books »

Available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • Hearing the Person with Dementia: person-centred approaches to communication for families and caregivers (McCarthy, Jessica Kingsley Publications: 2011)
  • Understanding Mental Disorders: A Patient and Family Resource (American Psychiatric Association: 2015)

Last updated: November 2016