Caregiver Support Program
Engaging patients and families as partners in living well with dementia. All the resources on this page are provided by MGH.
“What you have done in no time is beyond amazing! Thank you for your superb caring, unsurpassed expertise and wise advice as you guide us forward in our journey of care.”
Caregiver Support Program helps by offering the following:
Teach practical skills to approach the challenges of memory disorders in an evidence based effective way.
Offer emotional support for common reactions that include feelings of loss, anxiety, guilt, isolation and overwhelm.
Identify essential community resources and assist with choosing the best care options for your family.
Offer connections to other family members, friends and caregivers who are having similar experiences to decrease feelings of isolation, learn from and support each other.
Programs for Everyone
These offerings are open to the community at large. You do not need to be a patient at MGH or a caregiver for an MGH patient.
Caregiver Support GroupsFounded in 2017 as a part of MGH’s Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine Division, the program teaches practical skills to caregivers, provides emotional support, offers connections to community resources and health and resiliency programming.
Conversations with CaregiversOur signature program for everyone who wishes to attend – Conversations with Caregivers is a monthly forum featuring a speaker who is an expert in their field of practice.
Health and ResiliencyOur Health and Resiliency (H&R) programs are Ageless Grace and Thursday Seminars. A healthy lifestyle is important for all of us. The goal is to strengthen our body and mind by learning and experiencing skills alongside a supportive community.
Programs for MGH Patients, Their Families & Friends
Due to limited capacity, the Dementia Care Collaborative can provide individualized and small group services to patients who are seen in the following MGH clinics:
- Neurology Memory Disorder Unit
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Senior Health
- Memory Care Program at Bullfinch Medical Group
- Memory Care Program at Newton Wellesley 978 Clinic
- Memory Care Program at Newton Wellesley Primary Care of Wellesley