Transforming Memory Care

Through education, collaboration, and support

After my husband’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the DCC support group helped me cope with my new responsibilities and accept the uncertainty of what’s to come."

-Janet Hookailo, care partner

About the Dementia Care Collaborative

The Dementia Care Collaborative was created to educate and support patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and the community. Dedicated team members offer opportunities for learning and connecting across the hospital and into the community at large. We are here to teach new ways of understanding dementia, how to best communicate and partner with those with dementia and offer support and guidance for caregivers to feel empowered to foster their own wellbeing and resilience.

The Dementia Care Collaborative is part of the MGH Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine and is an umbrella for the Dementia Caregiver Support Program and the Memory Care Program.

The Dementia Care Collaborative has been funded by the generosity of supporting individuals and foundations including the Jack Satter Foundation and The Bresky Foundation since its inception in 2017. Please give today to support our mission to transform memory care.

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Conversations With Caregivers

Support Amidst the Uncertainty: How Palliative Care and Hospice can Help Across the Trajectory of Dementia

October 2023 Conversations With Caregivers

The trajectory of illness that a person living with dementia will follow is often long and winding. Where along that trajectory can palliative care offer support and guidance? How does palliative care differ from hospice? And just what is hospice now that you mentioned it? This session will review when and how palliative care and hospice services can support patients and their families.

Mark Stoltenberg, MD, MA: Dr Stoltenberg’s medical degree, as well as a Master’s in Bioethics and Healthy Policy, are from Loyola University Chicago. He completed his family medicine residency from Northwestern University and his palliative care fellowship at Harvard University. He joined the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at MGH in July 2016, at which time he also started a Global Health Leadership Fellowship as well as the Master’s in Public Health degree program at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Join us Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 5:30 – 7:00pm EST via Zoom.


Mark Stoltenberg, MD, MA

Health and Resiliency

Join us for Seated Zumba-Gold

October 2023 Health and Resiliency

You may have heard of Zumba, the world-wide, dance-fitness phenomenon- but have you heard of Seated Zumba-Gold? It was designed with older people in mind and is perfect for anyone who wants to burn calories, boost one’s mood, and strengthen their muscles, all while enjoying a bit of dance moves in their own chair.

Ketty Rosenfeld has been teaching Zumba Fitness since 2010. Ketty has a Master’s of Education in Bilingual and International Education from Boston University. She believes fitness provides us with the ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. “My role is to motivate, enable and make each of my classes a fun and rewarding experience. I love to see participants achieve their personal health and fitness goals, in a caring, fun, and dynamic class.”
Join us Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 6:00 – 7:00pm EST.

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Ketty Rosenfeld, Zumba Teacher

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