Transforming Memory Care

Through education, collaboration, and support

"I can’t thank you enough for providing us with support and guidance, especially now during COVID when caregivers are feeling even more isolated. We appreciate all the Caregiver Support Program has done for us during this journey."

-Kathy

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.

Learn More

Conversations With Caregivers

We offer a monthly, innovative educational forum to provide the community with a wealth of resources around dementia and caregiving. Expert leaders present accessible, thought provoking and pragmatic programs across a variety of disciplines. Join us each month to take part in our most current Conversation. There is always ample time for questions and answers at the end of each experience, so you have an opportunity to share in the dialogue.

On December 14, join Joe Wallace, trained journalist, portrait photographer and storyteller for twenty years. Like many, Joe has a deeply personal connection with dementia. His maternal grandfather and hero, Joe Jenkins, had Alzheimer’s. His maternal grandmother Elizabeth Ponder (Bebe) had vascular dementia. And in recent years, his mother Barbara (seen here together) has begun her journey with the disease.

Joe will share with us the story of his book and travelling exhibit, “Portrait of Dementia,” created to destigmatize those living with dementia. To use empathy as a means for connection and understanding. To tell a more complex and complete story of those living with the disease and its effect on their families and loved ones. To give the audience courage to act in ways large and small, you must show the whole story – the fear, loss and despair, but also the love, connection, dignity, and powerful humanity that always remain – in the subjects, in the care-partners, and in the families and communities.

Join us the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm via Zoom.

View All Our Conversations

Latest News

Click here for information on the latest news about the Dementia Care Collaborative, dementia care at Mass General Hospital,
advances in research, health care policy, and tips for living well with dementia.

Learn More

Go to top of page