Video: Meditation for Caregivers: Developing Self Compassion

Health & Resiliency Program: October 5, 2021

"Meditation for Caregivers: Developing Self Compassion," presented by Emilie Reid, a yoga and meditation teacher at Seasonal Intentions.

Video: COVID-19: Latest information and what you can do

Geriatric Medicine COVID-19 Town Hall: September 30, 2021

"COVID-19: Latest information and what you can do," with Erica S. Shenoy, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Infection Control Unit.

Video: Understanding Mood and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

Conversations with Caregivers: August 17, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Understanding Mood and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia," with geriatric psychiatrist Jennifer R. Gatchel, MD.

Video: Creating a Welcoming Mass General Hospital for Older People

Virtual Town Hall: July 22, 2021

In "Creating a Welcoming Mass General Hospital for Older People," experts discussed Mass General as an Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) hospital.

Video: What Is at the Heart of Caregiving?

Conversation with Caregivers: July 20, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "What Is at the Heart of Caregiving?,” with Sandy Sabersky from Elderwise.

Video: Estate Planning: Peace of Mind for You and Your Family

Conversations with Caregivers: June 15, 2021

"Estate Planning: Peace of Mind for You and Your Family," presented by Steven Cohen, Rubin and Rudman, LLP Partner.

Video: Do I still need that screening now that I'm over 65?

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. (PDF of resource links available below.)

Video: Do I still need that screening now that I'm over 65?

Conversations with Caregivers: May 18, 2021

"What You Should Know About Memory and the Mind," presented by Erin Stevens, DO.

Video: From the Heart Through the Hands: The Healing Power of Touch for Caregivers

Health & Resiliency Program: May 6, 2021

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.

Video: COVID-19: Can I really travel and hug my grandchildren?

Virtual Town Hall: April 22, 2021

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.

Video: Sing Out: Finding Joy and Ease Through Music

Health & Resiliency Program: April 22, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Sing Out: Finding Joy and Ease Through Music," presented by board-certified music therapist Hannah Shefsky, MA MT-BC.

Video: From Chaos to Clarity: Defining Palliative Care and Hospice Across the Trajectory of Dementia

Conversations with Caregivers: April 20, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "From Chaos to Clarity: Defining Palliative Care and Hospice Across the Trajectory of Dementia,” with Julia M. Gallagher, MD.

Video: In the Midst of the Struggle: Practical Tools for the Caregiver.

Conversations with Caregivers: March 16, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "In the Midst of the Struggle: Practical Tools for the Caregiver."

Video: Changing the Channel with Tai Chi: A Caregiver's Perspective

Health and Resiliency: March 2021

“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.

Health & Resiliency Program: March 18, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Creating Connection Through Music & Movement" with Norie Mozzone, certified Ageless Grace Educator, program coordinator, Dementia Care Collaborative.

Video: COVID-19: New guidelines and latest vaccine information

Virtual Town Hall: March 11, 2021

Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: New guidelines and latest vaccine information" with Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD, Allergy Immunology Fellowship Program director.

Conversations with Caregivers: February 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Dementia and Caregiving in the COVID Era" with Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc.

Video: Transformative Rest Returns

Health & Resiliency Program: February 11, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Transformative Rest Returns" with Kristy Harvey, movement educator, Wise Owl Wellness.

Video: COVID-19: The latest information on vaccines and availability to MGH patients

Virtual Town Hall: February 2, 2021

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.”

Video: Transformative Rest

Health & Resiliency Program: January 28, 2021

The Dementia Care Collaborative presented "Transformative Rest" with Kristy Harvey, movement educator, Wise Owl Wellness.

Conversations with Caregivers: January 2021

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.

Video: COVID-19: Infection Updates and the Importance of Community Connections

Virtual Town Hall: December 17, 2020

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."

Conversations With Caregivers: December 15, 2020

Conversations with Caregivers: December 15, 2020

Mass General's Dementia Care Collaborative hosted "Life During and After Caregiving: Three Caregivers Tell Their Stories."

Previous Videos

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.

Supporting Documents

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."

 

More Information

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.