Transforming Memory CareThrough 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."
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 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.
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.
Dr. Forester will discuss the prevalence, impact, diagnosis, and current treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He will also review current research on disease modifying therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, he will share strategies to promote healthy brain aging.
Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is the chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Senior Medical Director for Value-Based Care Solutions within the Population Health Management program at Mass General Brigham and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Forester is an expert in geriatric psychiatry, specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is immediate Past-President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
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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