Virtual Support Group at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center for Memory Health
Biweekly Forum for Caregivers to Share Coping Strategies
BOSTON – The Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) provides outpatient memory care services, in person and virtually, for people living with memory disorders at any stage. Services include behavioral and cognitive neurology, such as assessing cognitive function, identifying early signs of dementia, addressing behavioral changes, and recommending personalized interventions and lifestyles. The center’s care manager can help develop a personalized care plan to address the medical, behavioral, and social elements of daily life.
Another important part of the center’s services includes providing support and resources for families and caregivers. It recently started a Virtual Caregiver Support Group, a biweekly virtual forum to enable caregivers to share struggles, ideas, and gain support from one another. The group is facilitated by the center’s social worker, Lori Feldman, LICSW, who has extensive experience helping families and caregivers cope with the various situations that can arise when caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss.
“We know caring for a person showing signs of dementia can be overwhelming, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when normal routines for everyone have been disrupted,” said Feldman. Participants will need a smartphone or another device with a camera to participate, and the cost is covered by most insurance plans. If interested, please fill out this form to get started: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GG68M9F.
About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org and our blog, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.