Start Your Journey of Hope

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are a caregiver. It’s time to acknowledge and replenish your needs.

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identifying as a family caregiver


Give Yourself Some Credit

As a family member or friend of someone who has dementia, it’s common to not see yourself as “caregiving,” since what you are doing comes naturally. Yet, recognizing that you are in fact, a caregiver can be the first step toward reducing your stress, building resilience, and finding hope for the future.

A family caregiver is defined as someone who provides unpaid care for someone else. Whether that someone else is a loved one, friend, or other acquaintance, upon self-identifying as a family caregiver, 90% of caregivers report that they became more proactive in seeking the resources and skills that they need.

Source: National Family Caregivers Association (2001). Survey of Self-Identified Family Caregivers

Start Your Journey of Hope

No matter where you are on the path of caregiving, there are free services and guidance that we can provide to help you begin your journey of hope


Support Groups

Join a free of charge online Support Group from the comfort of your own home.


Finding Meaning & Hope Discussion Series

Join fellow family caregivers in this 10-session series to learn new ways to stay strong, healthy and resilient.


Symposiums & Virtual Events

Learn about reducing caregiving stress from leading researchers, practitioners and authors.


We’re Here to Help

If you’re struggling with where to start, please connect with our team. We’re honored to provide you with information and resources to help you along your caregiving journey.

Janet Richards

Caregiver services

“I have been a family caregiver, just like you, and am currently a facilitator ready to help. Support is just around the corner. I look forward to hearing from you.”

George Burson

Caregiver services

“I have been a family caregiver, facilitate Duet support groups, and am a Finding Meaning and Hope facilitator. I hope to meet you soon!”

Deanne Poulos

Caregiver services

“I’m aware of the plight of the caregiver, as I have been one myself, and I’m here to guide you on your journey. Please call, I look forward to speaking with you.”
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There Is No Harder Journey Than the Role of a Family Caregiver

Caring for someone who has dementia is often physically, emotionally and financially draining. Because of this, family caregivers often find it very difficult to care for themselves. At the Meaning and Hope Institute we support you as the caregiver so you can continue to find hope and meaning in your relationship with someone who has dementia. With support you can increase your resiliency, your ability to withstand the pressures, and grow stronger despite the stress and grief that often goes on month after month, and year after year.


83% of care to older

Americans comes from family, friends, or unpaid caregivers.


15.3 billion hours

were spent of unpaid care for family and friends with dementia.


Stressed senior caregivers have

59% of family caregivers

reports high levels of emotional stress due to caregiving.


Each year Americans provide

9 out of 10 unpaid caregivers

become more proactive in seeking resources after self-identifying as a family caregiver.



Find Your Meaning and Hope Again

If you are a family caregiver, you don’t have to take the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. We are here to help you.

There are a wide range of discussion series, video discussions, educational and entertainment resources, and family caregiver support groups, all available at no charge.