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Are You Caring for Someone with Dementia?

You might not know it, but you need
support too. We can help.

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Don’t wait until it’s so difficult you’re ready to walk away. It’s just not a healthy situation. That’s the thing that comes up over and over at support groups — deal with things early on. That’s why I think this program is so important.”

FINDING MEANING AND HOPE

Free Discussion Series for Family Caregivers

A unique, free-of-charge discussion series based on the groundbreaking book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., a leading expert on caregiver grief. Built on solid research and years of practical experience, it offers real help in dealing with the challenges, losses, and rewards of being a family caregiver.

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Support Groups

Connect with Fellow Family Caregivers

No one should have to care for a loved one with dementia without help. Joining a family caregiver support group can provide you with a critical support system throughout your caregiving journey.

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FAMILY CAREGIVERS

You Need Support Too

Caring for a loved one who has dementia can be very stressful, often involving years of loneliness, isolation, financial stress, and physical health challenges. At the Meaning & Hope Institute, we have resources and support to help you through the challenges you are facing.

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ARTICLES & STORIES

Support For Your Journey

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Duet Meaning & Hope on CBS Saturday Morning

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The Meaning & Hope Institute is honored to have been invited to help elevate the voices of family caregivers through a story featured on CBS Saturday Morning.
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Meet the Expert

Meet Dr. Pauline Boss

| 18 Minute Read
The work of the Meaning & Hope Institute is based on the pioneering work of Pauline Boss, Ph.D., and her groundbreaking book for family caregivers, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief

Meet the Expert

Meet Dr. Robert Waldinger

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Robert Waldinger, M.D., Harvard professor and psychiatrist, leads the renowned Harvard Study of Adult Development, tracking lives for over 80 years to understand the long-term impact of childhood experiences on health and wellbeing. Author of "The Good Life," he shares insights on healthy human development and directs the Lifespan Research Foundation, bridging research with public understanding.
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OUR STORY

Meaning & Hope Institute

Duet: Partners in Health & Aging established the Institute as a program of nonprofit during 2017, based on the work of Pauline Boss, Ph.D. and her groundbreaking book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief.

The Institute offers a range of supportive services including the Finding Meaning and Hope discussion series, training and certification for discussion facilitators, webinars and support groups, and referrals to a wide variety of additional services provided by Institute partners.

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OUR CHARITABLE COMMUNITY

Finding Meaning and Hope Sponsors

Finding Meaning and Hope is made possible through the generous funding provided by: