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Fundamental Skills for Living with Dementia


  • Course 1Speak the Language of Dementia: A New Way of Communicating
    Learn to understand, respond and connect in meaningful ways when the old ways of communicating are less effective.
  • Course 2Minimize Challenging Behavioral Symptoms
    Learn about Habilitation, an evidence based and effective approach to care in the most challenging times.
  • Course 3Balance Independence and Safety: Predicting the Unpredictable
    Learn when and how to make necessary changes at home.

Courses are offered monthly, alternating between a morning and evening offering every other month.

Fridays 10-11:30AM EST     

September 9, 16, 23, 30

November 4, 11, 18 & Dec 2

Mondays 4-5:30PM EST

August 8, 15, 22. 29

October 3, 17, 24, 31

December 5, 12, 16, and the 4th session TBD

All courses are offered by Zoom or phone.

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
  • Home Based Palliative Care
  • 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

To learn more, contact the Dementia Care Collaborative office at by phone at 617-724-0406 or email dementiacaregiversupport@mgh.harvard.edu

NOTE: You will receive a brief phone call from the Social Worker teaching this program prior to the course to confirm your registration. 

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