Behavioural Supports Ontario

The COAST Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team provides support to individuals and families in crisis related to suspected or diagnosed dementia.

If you are worried about an older adult who might be struggling with dementia or responsive behaviours, call 905-972-8338. 

People with dementia sometimes act in ways out of character from how they were before.  This could include wandering, grabbing, hitting, yelling, or other behaviours.  The Alzheimer Society Canada suggests that the term “responsive behaviours” be used.  These actions, words and gestures should be seen as a response that expresses something important for the person. 

Being in a caregiver role for someone with dementia can be challenging.  Call the BSO team at 905-972-8338 to find out more about services and supports.