February 2021 Newsletter


Tony Bennett: Alzheimer’s and Caregiving

February 4, 2021

A new AARP article published this week highlights the importance of the caregiver for a person living with dementia. Caregiving can often be seen as a one-way street but in this article written by John Colapinto, Tony’s primary caregiver, his wife Susan, is mentioned throughout the entire article empowering Tony to be an active participant in […]




Coming in March – Dementia care during a pandemic

February 4, 2021

The Caring for the Caregiver program presents “Dementia Care in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact for Families” Individuals living with dementia, family caregiver, health care, and other professionals are encouraged to attend this online symposium.  Save the date to attend this one of a kind symposium on Tuesday, March 16th from 10am-1 […]




COVID-19 Variants

February 4, 2021

As news spreads about COVID-19 variants, vaccines are still effective and precautions are still needed, experts say… As news spreads throughout the U.S.experts continue to remind the public it is important to get your COVID-19 vaccine.  The COVID-19 vaccines, like flu shots, strongly protect against multiple strains of the coronavirus. Click here to read the […]



COVID-19 Support

February 4, 2021



COVID-19: An interview with Dr. Fauci

February 4, 2021

Join Katie Brandt, Co-Chair of the NAPA Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services for the Massachusetts General Hospital Fronteral Temporal Disorders unit as she interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institue for Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the impact of COVID-19 for persons living with dementia. Topics covered in the interview […]




Memory Cafes are filled with love

February 4, 2021

Register today and join us for a very special memory cafe filled with lots of love and singing! This month’s SA Amigos memory cafe attendees will enjoy a morning filled with LOVE!  We will have tons of fun listening to and chatting about our favorite love songs.  We will even play a bit of music […]




Need a hug

February 4, 2021

We all need a hug sometimes but the recent pandemic has made it difficult to give and receive hugs from friends, family, and even the occasional stranger. However, studies show that a hug can help ease stress and even possibly boost your immune system.  A study conducted at Carnegie Mellon examined how stress and social […]




Caregiving Series: Tools to Navigate the Caregiving Role

January 6, 2021

Join us for a series of presentations that will provide you with education and information about resources to support you in your caregiving role. The Caring for the Caregiver program supports family caregivers through education, research, and practice.  We provide classes and workshops for family caregivers to build confidence and resilience in caregiving. To register for […]




Learning Skills Together: A Workshop for Caregivers

September 2, 2020

Join the Caring for the Caregiver Program for the Learning Skills Together workshop. The Learning Skills Together workshop is a 2-week course that is delivered by video conference (Zoom) over 4 sessions.  Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours.  During this program, caregivers will learn valuable skills to help support you in your caregiving role. Topics […]