Family Caregivers


Family caregivers are the ones who notice the signals of cognitive decline earliest, and are usually the ones to face difficult conversations with a loved one. Family caregivers must also navigate a changing relationship, as your loved one becomes progressively more dependent through dementia’s stages.

Many resources are available on this website and New Street Compass also offers different formats to mentor caregivers no matter which stage of dementia their loved one is in at this moment.

Live, Online Classes

Online family caregiver classes are held each quarter at two different days and times. Each class is eight weeks long, each session is one hour long. There is plenty of collaborative problem solving during these classes. You will bond with your peers as you learn about cognitive function and the ways it affects memories, thoughts and actions. Class size is limited to 10 people to maximize the depth of interactions between instructors and dementia caregiver students, and between students.

Upcoming classes

(Each class is offered at two scheduled times. When you enroll you will be able to chose in which of the two classes to enroll.)

Is It Dementia?

  • Tuesdays, 10-11 am (ET): January 4, 2022 – February 22, 2022
  • Tuesdays, 7 – 8 pm (ET): January 4, 2022 – February 22, 2022

It IS Dementia, Now What?

  • Thursdays, 10 – 11 am (ET): January 6, 2022 – February 24, 2022
  • Thursdays, 7 – 8 pm (ET): January 6, 2022 – February 24, 2022