CAREPARTNER CONNECTIONS

A proven and cost-free carepartner-to-carepartner mentor model

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Carepartner Connections at Lorenzo’s House is exclusively designed for carepartner spouses, young adult carers, and those who have lost their loved ones. This proven carepartner-to-carepartner match model for spouse and young adult carers experiencing a diagnosis of younger-onset dementia. We believe this journey begins with the diagnosis and continues after a loved one has passed. This personalized match offers one on one connection with someone who understands. Let’s imagine a world where we walk united, never alone. Lorenzo’s House is helping to cure isolation.

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In 2003, Jonny Imerman founded Imerman Angels (IA), a 1:1 international peer support network for those affected by cancer and headquartered here in Chicago. He founded the organization after personally battling cancer at age 26 – a battle made more burdensome by not feeling connected to others sharing his experience. He had never met someone his age with cancer, and knew that there would be value in connecting people in a broad network. Thus, he began an idea that is now a proven model that custom matches cancer fighters to cancer survivors – and carepartners, patients, and loved ones seeking support all around the world. Its personalized approach and unique model has touched countless lives.

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This model is an inspiration for improving care in the younger-onset dementia space as well. Jonny graciously joined the Board of Directors at Lorenzo’s House and together we will modify the IA model and build a carepartner to carepartner match to support families on this journey.

If you are a carepartner to someone living with younger-onset dementia or know of someone who may want to learn more, please connect with us – and together we can envision a world where no one has to live with dementia alone.