To Show We Care

Age & Dementia Cape Ann (ADFCA) has developed a new collaboration with To Show We Care, a local non-profit, to offer free theater tickets to people living with dementia and/or their caregivers. Through this collaboration, local area caregivers were recently able to see a performance of A Christmas Carol.

To Show We Care is a non-profit organization who for many years has been providing free theater tickets to the North Shore Music Theater to people living with a cancer diagnosis. Through a collaboration with ADFCA and SeniorCare Inc.’s Caregiver Support Program, they have recently expanded the program to include those living with dementia and/or their caregivers.

Caregivers of those living with dementia frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and too often caregivers forget to take care of themselves as they care for a loved one. Spending time doing something they enjoy, like taking in a theater performance, can offer caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving and help them rebuild their reserves.