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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.”

-Lynn

Program Highlights

Caregiver Support Program helps by offering the following:

 

Practical Skills

Teach practical skills to approach the challenges of memory disorders in an evidence based effective way.

Emotional Support

Offer emotional support for common reactions that include feelings of loss, anxiety, guilt, isolation and overwhelm.

Community Resources

Identify essential community resources and assist with choosing the best care options for your family.

Building Community

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 Groups
Founded 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 Caregivers
Our 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 Resiliency
Our 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

> Please click here for program eligibility

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
Individualized Care Consultation
Individualized Care Consultation sessions offer an opportunity to discuss each family member’s specific concerns and their family’s needs.
Fundamental Skills for Living with Dementia
This three-part course for family, friends, and caregivers provides practical strategies for successful day to day interactions and an approach to care that is holistic and therapeutic for everyone.
Memory Care Initiative
Bulfinch Medical Group at Massachusetts General Hospital is one of three pilot practices for the Partners HealthCare Memory Care Initiative.

Community Resources

Discover other organizations and programs that can provide support and education.

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