The Memory Care Alliance

The Memory Care Alliance

At the Memory Care Alliance we believe that everyone deserves to have quality of life and that includes people living with dementia, both caregiver and cared for. To make that possible family caregivers need accurate information, heart and person-centered education, and most of all the community and support of other caregivers.

Our weekly caregiver meetings create that support, both at the meetings and more importantly outside in their everyday lives, for instance meeting for coffee or sharing meals. We have open meetings for everyone, a men's group, a Spanish language group, LGBTQ+ support and a weekly group at the Zuni Pueblo Senior Center. In the words of Chantal, who cares for her husband Paul, "It's an open forum for caregivers to share their intimate emotions while receiving support from peers who are traveling the same journey. When together, we are reminded that we are not alone, we cry, we laugh. Somehow this allows participants like me to search for the glimmer of sunshine at the end the road."

We provide information and education through our comprehensive Prepare to Care course for caregivers and our annual Caregiver Education Day (coming up on Saturday, April 13 at the Santa Fe Community College), where we have a wide range of speakers, an Ask US Anything panel and a vibrant vendor's market. "I am a long-distance caregiver for my mother with mild dementia. I was offered the Prepare To Care program through the Memory Care Alliance. The classes gave me a framework to organize my mother‘s home care which all allows her to keep a sense of independence." Connie, long-distance caregiver.

No one should be caring for a loved one alone, so we invite you to join our growing communities of caregivers.

photo by Nina Wright
photo by Nina Wright
photo by Daniel Quat


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