MA Alzheimer’s Advisory Council Seeking Dementia Caregivers to Help the Understand the Financial Impact of Dementia on Individuals and Families

Mar 19, 2024

The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Advisory Council would like to improve its understanding of the financial implications of dementia. It is looking to caregivers of people living with dementia and/or individuals living with dementia to attain this knowledge.

This knowledge will in turn help the Council shape state policy, programs, and guidance. The Council is asking for help in identifying dementia caregivers or their loved ones to discuss this topic with them. Volunteers would be asked to speak for 5 minutes or less by answering just a couple of questions at the Council’s next meeting, which will be convened on Zoom on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 3:00 pm. 

Specifically, the Council is looking for three individuals to participate on a panel entitled, “Understanding the Financial Impact of Dementia on Individuals and Families.” The Council would like to hear each panelist’s examples of any or all of the following:

  1. Financial concerns or questions that first came to mind after the dementia diagnosis or concerns that weigh on your mind now.
  2. Financial implications of the dementia diagnosis that you wondered about; and places you looked to gain clarity.
  3. What you’ve done, chose not to do, or were unable to do to address your financial concerns around dementia; and why.

After all of the panelists have spoken, the Council will be given 15 minutes to ask questions.  The Council welcomes and appreciates any approach each panelist feels comfortable with, whether it involves referring to notes, speaking without them, or simply reading their story.

To volunteer to participate or ask any questions about this opportunity, please contact Pam MacLeod at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs at

Thank you in advance for helping the Council improve its understanding of the financial impact of dementia.