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

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.

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

Health and Resiliency

Norie Mozzone offers a virtual community Ageless Grace class once a week. This movement class is an open invitation for every BODY to have fun through a program created to stimulate the brain: body connection through music.

This wellness program is based on the science of neuroplasticity – the basic idea that the brain and nervous system have the ability to change form and function. Twenty-one tools steeped in creative expression and imagination address many factors: joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, bone density, balance, confidence, kinesthetic learning and systemic health.

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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