The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine

Resources

Living well with dementia or another brain disorder is challenging, yet it is possible. In this section, you’ll find resources for housing, daily functioning, staying connected, and future care planning. This is not a listing of all resources in Massachusetts, but it’s a good place to start making contact with community partners.

Click here to download the complete CBMM Resource Guide.

General Information & Referral Services

Starting point for agencies that can provide general resources and information

Community-Based Services

Information on subsidized care services—eligibility may vary depending on medical needs and finances

 

Supported-Living Communities

Different types of communities, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing

Socializing & Connecting

 

Information on Adult Day Programs, Friendly Visitor Programs, Senior Centers, Memory Café, and other community programs

Communication Platforms

Websites that help caregivers share news and updates, address care needs (meals, rides, or other tasks), and find stories and/or words of encouragement

 

Geriatric Care Managers

 

Geriatric Care Managers can assess needs and develop care plans for older adults, often with a focus on comparing in-home or supported-living scenarios

Housing for Low-Income Individuals & Families

Agencies that help those with low-income status navigate application processes and find affordable housing 

 

Home Modification & Repair Programs

Durable medical equipment and home repair to help older adults live safely in their homes

Help With Food & Utility Costs

Community agencies that support access to food and/or assistance with utility costs.

Transportation

Alternative transportation options from driving yourself

Legal & Financial Planning

Resources for legal and financial planning for the future 

 

Health Insurance

Resources for navigating health insurances, including MassHealth and Medicare

Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia Resources

Dementia education, support groups, and resources

 

Culturally Centered Resources

Resources for diverse populations: information and referral, advocacy and support, community programming, and more

Expressive Art Therapists

Using art, music, dance & movement, and storytelling to promote connection and boost cognitive functioning through creativity 

Download the complete CBMM Resource Guide

Quick Reference Guides

How to Locate In-Home Aide Services

How to Apply for MassHealth

How to Apply for Social Security Disability

How to Find Local Resources for Older Adults

How to Obtain a Driving Assessment

How to Apply for The RIDE

How to Plan for Future
Care Needs (Video)

How to Find a Psychotherapist