Caregiver Support

Year-round caregiver support includes group and individual programs.

Group Support

Since January 2017, we offer a twice-a-month caregiver support group for caregivers under age 65, caring for a loved one with dementia under age 65. In April 2017, this group split into two, to better serve FTD caregivers. We now serve two separate support groups:
1. “Topsfield Younger Onset Caregiver Support Group.”
2. “FTD Boston North.”

Learn more about our support groups for dementia caregivers >

Individual Support

Since January 2016, we have offered one-on-one support for caregivers. A private, individual spiritual-care support session can be scheduled with Mary, by e-mail or phone, and can last anywhere from a 20-minute self-care “check-in,” up to a 2-hour Respite Retreat.

Learn more about individual support options >

Learn more about a 2-hour Respite Retreat >

DCG Living Hx Mobile Museum and School

In January 2017, we launched a pilot program, the “DCG Living Hx Mobile Museum and School.” The program has served dementia caregivers at our home-base, Rest.Stop.Ranch, in Topsfield, MA, and also in Concord, NH at the Havenwood Heritage Heights Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Learn more about the DCG Living Hx Mobile Museum and School >

Mary E. MacDonald M.A., a survivor of a most difficult dementia-care journey, facilitates both group and individual support programs. She is a community-based chaplain for long-term caregivers, and a certified yoga teacher, life-coach, and group leader. Learn more about Mary’s work to improve dementia caregiver health and wellness at

All programs are free-of-charge. Contributions are graciously accepted.