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

Living Our Best Life As We Age

February 2024 Conversations With Caregivers

As we age, we experience life events, including joy, sadness, stress, loss, and illness. They can both increase our wisdom and also potentially reduce our well-being. Join Dr. Christine Ritchie as she discusses how to optimize well-being and flourishing, while at the same time navigating the adjustments and health challenges that often come with aging. She will discuss evidence-based strategies for living as well as we can, for as long as we can.

Dr. Ritchie is the Kenneth L. Minaker Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Research for the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Mass General. She is a board-certified geriatrician, palliative care physician, and health services researcher who conducts research focused on optimizing quality of life for those with chronic serious illness. Dr. Ritchie directs the Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research in the MGH Mongan Institute and the MGH Dementia Care Collaborative.

Join us Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5:30 – 7:00pm EST via Zoom.


Christine Richie, MD, MSH


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

Health and Resiliency

Chair Yoga for Flexibility

March 2024 Health and Resiliency

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga in which movements or postures are done either seated or standing while using the chair for support. It is suitable for all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. Chair Yoga is a great way to safely increase flexibility, improve joint mobility, and gain greater balance and stability.

Kristy Harvey has over 16 years of experience as a movement educator in the modalities of yoga, therapeutic dance, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and meditation. She is an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Thai Yoga Bodywork Trainer, and owner of Wise Owl School of Yoga. She offers Yoga Teacher Trainings, Continuing Education courses, and Personal Development Programs.

Join us Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5:30 – 6:30pm EST.

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Kristy Harvey, Owner of Wise Owl Wellness


Latest News

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