Resources for Patients & Caregivers

A wealth of resources and support services are available for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones so they need not feel that they are alone in facing such a devastating illness.

In addition to the resources listed below, helpful materials can also be found on the Outreach, Recruitment, Engagement page.

Local Support

The MGH Dementia Care Collaborative (DCC) is a resource for MGH patients, families, clinicians and the wider community, providing comprehensive education, clinical co-management services, and emotional and social support to all navigating the complex journey of dementia.

The Dementia Care Collaborative offers:
Health and Resiliency Programs: Topics and activities include  mindfulness practices; incorporating nature, art and music into our daily lives, and simple approaches for improved nutrition, sleep, and overall wellbeing of mind, body, and spirit. A core of all our programs is offering a source of connection with others, to address the common experience of isolation and loneliness that can happen to us all, especially in the time of social distancing.
Conversations with Caregivers: A monthly virtual forum featuring experts on dementia and caregiving. Join us the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm – 7:00pm via Zoom.

Massachusetts General PrimeCare is a comprehensive fee-for-service elder care program for patients and employees of the MGH. In addition to the coordination of medical care, the program also provides guidance on financial, legal and insurance matters and a variety of services to support the physical and emotional well-being of elderly individuals and their loved ones.

The Massachusetts ADRC collaborates with the  Alzheimer’s Association (MA/NH chapter) which offers resources and support services. The Helpline is available 24/7 at 800-272-3900.

National Resources

Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Alzheimers.Net
National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center

 

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