Counseling and Support


Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter
811 St. Michael's Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is a nonprofit that provides services and support to the 41,000 New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 108,000 unpaid family caregivers. Our Chapter is a community-based, volunteer-driven 501(c) (3) nonprofit that maximizes collaboration with other public and private agencies; and relies primarily upon funding from private individuals, foundations and corporations to meet the needs created by the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Our mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


We have served family and professional caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, for many years. With the support of our caregivers we have served, our board and the many organizations we have worked with over the years, we have now transitioned this site to be a continuous resource website for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Our previous online retreats, podcasts and blogs remain housed here. It is our hope and desire that you will find this as a valuable part of your caregiving journey and share it with others. For more information on where you can find Melissa speaking or sharing mindfulness for caregivers, email her directly here.

Insight Dementia Solutions

Insight Dementia Solutions
Suzannah Hart, LCSW/Owner

Licensed in both New Mexico & Colorado
2323 S Troy St, Ste 3-107

Aurora, CO 80014

Hello, Dear Souls! Insight Dementia Solutions (IDS) strives to provide exceptional, individualized, holistic (mobile/telehealth/office) services increasing life quality, emphasizing you are not alone and already have many strengths!

I provide counseling and psychotherapy for older adults, caregivers, and  specialize in dementia-related issues. I also provide cognitive-stimulating "brain games" and offer resources and education for individuals, families/friends and community professionals.

Heightened-hope and optimal life-quality for older adults and caregivers are the vision for IDS. While I do specialize in dementia and related, I have offered support to many folks in age-related challenges, chronic pain, losses and change, medical issues, grief, sadness, depression, and plain-old navigating life!

One of my favorite quotes: "You can't stop the waves but you can learn how to surf!" - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Contact me today - let's go surfing!

Eileen Joyce, Grief Recovery

Eileen Joyce

As a certified coach and grief recovery specialist with twenty years’ experience, Eileen empowers people going through major losses and difficult circumstances. Eileen facilitates support groups for family caregivers, professional caregivers, and people with chronic illnesses. She also works one-on-one with anyone wanting to be more successful and fulfilled in their business, career, and life.
Eileen’s clients include professional coaches, business owners, and individuals making critical changes in their lives. The grief recovery program Eileen facilitates is a nine-week action program that helps people move from the pain of devastating losses to rebuilding their life based on what they love.

Jytte Lokvig, Alzheimer's and dementia expert.

Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Specialist, Lecturer, and Author

Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized Alzheimer's and dementia expert and author. Lokvig is the founder of the first Alzheimer’s Cafe in the US, maintains the national registry of Alzheimer’s and Memory Cafes. Her book Alzheimer’s A to Z, A Quick Reference Guide, is a standard reference for the national dementia community. Others are The Alzheimer’s Creativity ProjectThe Alzheimer’s and Dementia Handbook, as well as The Alzheimer's and Memory Café.

Lectures, Workshops, and Seminars • Family Counseling • Care Management • Crisis Management • Caregiving Coaching • Early Stage Coaching • Dementia Training • Staff Development • Program Design • Consultations on all things Dementia and Alzheimer's.

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Memory Care Alliance for Northern New Mexico
(505) 310-9752
P O Box 24101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Our mission is to provide pro-active comprehensive on-going support, education and resources for those families living with Alzheimer's and all other dementia-related illnesses. To educate and raise community awareness concerning the level of need. To remove the stigma associated with dementia-related illnesses and replace it with compassionate understanding.

We are partnered with the UNM Memory and Aging Center and provide referrals for assessment, clinical care and research.

The Memory Care Alliance is a local community based non-profit holding 501 (c) (3) status and also a part of the New Mexico Community Foundation.

Contact Executive Director David Davis at


Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance

Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for people impacted by a movement disorder to learn, live more fully, and spark meaningful connections around them.

We offer dynamic resources, including empowering Neuro Life Online® programs and in-person workshops led by experts, supportive online communities, support group leader trainings, an extensive on-demand video library, and a nation-wide database of local and virtual support groups and exercise classes.

We’re also committed to creating community and learning opportunities for the care partners and family members of loved ones impacted by the disease. We want you to know: you don’t have to ride the waves of a movement disorder alone.


Silver Horizons

Silver Horizons is committed to helping struggling seniors (age 50+) in Albuquerque, and from Santa Fe to Belen, and the grandchildren many of these seniors are raising.

Our goal at Silver Horizons is to do more than help “keep the lights on” or help a struggling senior “survive”. We work to help seniors feel safe and secure…and remain in their own homes. We hope to improve the quality of life of seniors in our community. That’s why we now assist with vet bills (so a senior doesn’t have to euthanize a buddy just because they can’t afford a vet bill), and we help pay for past-due internet service (to keep an isolated senior connected to the outside world).

Perhaps our most basic purpose is making sure these households have food to eat. Silver Horizons provides about two-weeks’ worth of groceries (monthly) to 3,500+ impoverished seniors age 50 and older primarily through food pantries and home deliveries of groceries. Silver Horizons also partners with churches, Meals on Wheels Albuquerque, and other organizations to get groceries to those seniors (and their families) who are most in need of help. (We provide groceries to about 1,200 grandchildren.)



Solace Crisis Treatment Center
6601 Valentine Way

Santa Fe, NM 87507, USA
(505) 988-1951
24/7 CRISIS ADVOCACY HOTLINE 1-800-721-7273

We are here to respond to the needs of individuals who are in crisis or suffering from trauma. We are a state-of-the-art non-profit agency, located in Santa Fe, combining the healing power and life changing services of a specialized clinical team, advocacy center, and education and prevention experts to help survivors and our community restore strength in the face of adversity. Our Center provides a safe place to receive evidence-based services including therapy for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, victim advocacy and primary prevention programs. Solace serves Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties and central northern New Mexico. We serve individuals from San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque and Santo Domingo pueblos.

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