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

A Caregivers Panel: Three caregivers share their journeys

December 2023 Conversations With Caregivers

People like you and me will share their journeys of joy and sorrow, as they travel with their loved ones who are living with dementia. We will also have plenty of discussion time with sharing experiences and questions and answers.  More details to follow. 

Join us Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 5:30 – 7:00pm EST via Zoom.


Carepartners: Greg Anderson and Helen Samuels


Supported by the Center for Women, Wellness & Wealth, Inspired by Berkshire Bank; the Bresky Foundation and the Satter Foundation.

Health and Resiliency

Cultivating Mindful Self-Compassion

December 2023 Health and Resiliency

“When we trust that we are the ocean, we are not afraid of the waves.”  –Tara Brach

During this session, we invite you to learn to relate to the waves of life with more buoyancy.  Utilizing this mindful self-compassion practice, we will explore how to access greater resiliency.  May this be a time to connect to our hearts, nurture our spirits, and cultivate compassion. 

Sarah Mettasophia is a staff chaplain for the Inpatient Palliative Care team at MGH.  She obtained her Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School and worked as a hospice chaplain for 6 years prior to coming to MGH.  Sarah is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and the owner of two beloved dogs.  

Join us Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

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Sarah Mettasophia, MGH Staff Chaplain


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