Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine Videos
"Meditation for Caregivers: Developing Self Compassion," presented by Emilie Reid, a yoga and meditation teacher at Seasonal Intentions.
"COVID-19: Latest information and what you can do," with Erica S. Shenoy, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Infection Control Unit.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Understanding Mood and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia," with geriatric psychiatrist Jennifer R. Gatchel, MD.
In "Creating a Welcoming Mass General Hospital for Older People," experts discussed Mass General as an Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) hospital.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "What Is at the Heart of Caregiving?,” with Sandy Sabersky from Elderwise.
In "Senior Health Town Hall: Do I still need that screening now that I'm over 65?" experts talked about cancer screenings for those over age 65. (PDF of resource links available below.)
"What You Should Know About Memory and the Mind," presented by Erin Stevens, DO.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "From the Heart Through the Hands: The Healing Power of Touch for Caregivers," presented by Irene Martyniuk, Lic. Ac. M.Ac.
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: Can I really travel and hug my grandchildren?" with Sarimer Sanchez, MD the Director of the Infectious Diseases Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Sing Out: Finding Joy and Ease Through Music," presented by board-certified music therapist Hannah Shefsky, MA MT-BC.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "From Chaos to Clarity: Defining Palliative Care and Hospice Across the Trajectory of Dementia,” with Julia M. Gallagher, MD.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "In the Midst of the Struggle: Practical Tools for the Caregiver."
“Changing the Channel with Tai Chi: A Caregiver's Perspective” with Ellen DeGenova, certified instructor, Tree of Life’s Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi Training Program.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Creating Connection Through Music & Movement" with Norie Mozzone, certified Ageless Grace Educator, program coordinator, Dementia Care Collaborative.
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: New guidelines and latest vaccine information" with Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD, Allergy Immunology Fellowship Program director.
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Dementia and Caregiving in the COVID Era" with Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc.
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: The latest information on vaccines and availability to MGH patients" with Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD. Her slides are included below, under “Supporting Documents.”
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Transformative Rest" with Kristy Harvey, movement educator, Wise Owl Wellness.
Mass General's Dementia Care Collaborative hosted “Tales from the Field: An Art Therapist’s Perspective on Dementia” with Erica Curcio, registered art therapist, licensed mental health counselor.
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: Infection Updates and the Importance of Community Connections." PDF of suggested activities to relieve social isolation is included below, under "Supporting Documents."
Virtual Town Hall: November 19, 2020
Senior Health hosted the COVID-19 Town Hall "COVID-19 Infection & Testing Updates and Physical Exercise for Winter Weather."
Virtual Town Hall: October 15, 2020
Senior Health hosted the virtual forum "COVID-19: Infection Updates and How to Support Resiliency in Children and Grandchildren."
Health & Resiliency Program: September 24, 2020
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Caregiver Rescue: Skills to Create Moments of Relief and Rest," featuring Miguel Rivera, MD.
Virtual Town Hall: Sept. 17, 2020
Co-host: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Senior Health, and co-host Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston, held a virtual town hall titled "COVID-19: Infection Updates and Strategies for Coping this Fall."
Conversations with Caregivers: September 15, 2020
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss," a virtual program featuring Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin, BCC, inpatient palliative care chaplain at Mass General.
Medicine Cabinet Mayhem: September 10, 2020
The Dementia Care Collaborative presented this virtual program featuring Miguel Rivera, MD.
Virtual Town Hall: August 25, 2020
Senior Health, and co-host Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston, held a virtual town hall titled "COVID 101: Current strategies to stay healthy and safe."
Virtual Town Hall: August 20, 2020
"Strategies to respond to COVID: Reducing Racial Inequities and Creative Coping through Reading and Writing" (no video)
Conversations with Caregivers: August 18, 2020
Mass General's Dementia Care Collaborative hosted this virtual event featuring a presentation on habilitation therapy by Paul Raia, PhD.
Virtual Town Hall: July 23, 2020
Senior Health hosted the COVID-19 Town Hall "Living in the Time of COVID: Creative Coping Today and How We Are Preparing for the Future."
Conversations with Caregivers: July 21, 2020
The Mass General Dementia Care Collaborative presented this forum featuring Helene Berger, author of "Choosing Joy: Alzheimer's: A Book of Hope." (Copyright @ 2020. Helene Berger.)
Virtual Town Hall: June 25, 2020
Senior Health hosted “Latest Updates on COVID 19: Testing, Vaccines and Mass General as an Age-Friendly Health System."
Conversations with Caregivers: June 16, 2020
“Being with Others Is Good Medicine: How Virtual Memory Cafés Can Help” with Beth Soltzberg, LICSW, MBA, Director of Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support, Jewish Family & Children's Service.
Virtual Town Hall: June 11, 2020
Senior Health hosted "How to keep yourself safe: Today’s COVID risk for older adults" with special guest, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
During the event, Boston Senior Home Care CEO Meg Hogan discussed "Navigating the New Normal: Keeping older adults healthy and safe during COVID-19 and Massachusetts re-opening." Her slides include a number of tips and resources that you may find helpful.
COVID-19 Town Hall: June 4, 2020
The Massachusetts General Hospital Dementia Care Collaborative presents "Flattening the Curve of Distress: Finding Moments of Relaxation and Calm During Challenging Times."
Dementia Care Collaborative: Conversations with Caregivers
Eugenia Zukerman shared her story of coping with Alzheimer's, with a welcome by Yo-Yo Ma, on May 19, 2020.
Senior Health hosted a Virtual Town Hall on May 7, 2020
"Staying Healthy at Home during COVID: Brain health, Eating well, and Exercise" with special guest Yo-Yo Ma.
COVID as a Catalyst for Meaningful Conversations When Living With Dementia
The Dementia Care Collaborative hosted this April 30, 2020 virtual event.
COVID-19 Town Hall: April 23, 2020
Senior Health hosted "MGH Infectious Disease Experts Answer Your COVID Questions and Senior Health Nurse Practitioners Discuss Virtual Visits with your Health Care Providers."
Dementia Care Collaborative: Conversations with Caregivers
This April 21, 2020 recording features Steven Cohen discussing "Estate Planning: Peace of Mind for You and Your Family."
COVID-19 Town Hall: April 9, 2020
This April 9, 2020 recording features speakers from the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine discussing the effects of COVID-19.
Virtual Town Hall: May 20, 2021
In "Senior Health Town Hall: Do I still need that screening now that I'm over 65?" experts talked about cancer screenings for those over age 65.
Virtual Town Hall: February 2, 2021
Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD, Allergy Immunology Fellowship program director at Mass General, presented “COVID-19 Vaccine: The key to ending the pandemic."
Virtual Town Hall: December 17, 2020
Virtual Town Hall: September 17, 2020
View some resources from the virtual town hall titled "COVID-19: Infection Updates and Strategies for Coping this Fall."
Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital provides office-based primary care and consultation services for older adults at risk or with complex chronic and age-related conditions.