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.

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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.

In Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease (John Hopkins University Press; May 31, 2022), Stephen G. Post, PhD, medical ethicist and recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association Distinguished Service Award, shifts the focus from finding a cure for Alzheimer’s to continuing to see, cherish, and connect with the whole person—their core personality, preferences, emotions, creativity, and capacity for joy—despite the limitations of dementia..”

At the same, Post acknowledges that the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s routinely make taking care of a loved one hard—in fact, the mental and physical stress on caregivers can be debilitating. Along with advocating for a nationally paid caregiver respite, he shares strategies to help caregivers communicate optimally with loved ones as their disease advances and cope effectively with common behaviors.

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

Health and Resiliency

Less stress is a goal that we all strive for. There are many methods for your body to restore, renew and heal itself. In this experience, you’ll learn some ways you can naturally de-stress, and how to use these natural doorways to create a personal practice that feels effortless and rejuvenating.

Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

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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.

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