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.

Details Forthcoming.

 

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

Health and Resiliency

As a caregiver, Ellen knows firsthand the challenges and rewards of dementia caregiving. Practicing Qigong and simplified Tai Chi elements allows the opportunity to simply grow where we’re planted. No special location or equipment needed; no particular body type or ability required. Tai Chi can gently interrupt patterns of physical tension, stuck emotions, and trapped energy. Our feet meet the earth, and the sky is ours! Life’s ups and downs can provide the compost from which we bloom. Nothing has to be wasted.

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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