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 – there are two classes to choose. Each class is two weeks long, with two sessions per week. Each session is two hours 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.

You will also receive a one-hour private session with the instructor – scheduled individually to be mutually convenient – to discuss anything you’d like about dementia.

Class size is limited to 10 people to maximize the depth of interactions between instructors and dementia caregiver students, and between students.

Upcoming classes

Is It Dementia?

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: March 7, 8, 14, 15
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET)

It IS Dementia, Now What?

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays, March 8, 9, 15, 16
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm (ET)