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Caregiving Chronicles

News and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and beyond.

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Caregiving Chronicles will present news and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and around the world, in-depth Q&As with experts in fields related to caregiving and updates and announcements about caregiving resources available in MetroWest from CaregivingMetroWest.org Program Director Douglas Flynn.


By Douglas Flynn / December 6, 2017
With the holiday season upon us, the Caregiving Chronicles blog offers up some tips for caregivers to help handle the stress and emotional toll the season season can bring.

By Douglas Flynn / November 22, 2017
Blackstone Williams Properties, a Boston-based real estate, home care and property management firm that serves communities throughout MetroWest, has introduced a new program designed to help older adults age in place in their own home.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services is offering an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar for professionals interested in becoming certified dementia practitioners on Dec. 9 in Marlborough.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Injuries, property loss and even death can occur from kitchen fires, and a person with dementia cooking at home is at even higher risk of such accidents. There is a new device to help prevent that, and a federal grant can even cover the cost of the Wallflower Stove Monitor.

By Douglas Flynn / November 17, 2017
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29 as we mark the occasion with an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do.

By Douglas Flynn / October 25, 2017
In the latest entry in our Q&A series with experts in fields related to caregiving, we discuss the benefits and concerns of having your loved one participate in a clinical trial and a new resource, Clara Health, that can help caregivers and their loved ones find clinical trials for the conditions they are dealing with and help guide them through the process. Providing insight is Lilly Stairs, who is the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health.

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership will host its Fall Forum on Saturday, November 4 at the Callahan Center in Framingham. The forum, entitled "A Caregiver's Story: Lessons of the Journey," will feature a presentation by Deborah Strafuss, author of: On Angels' Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer's with My Mother."

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
More and more grandparents are raising their grandchildren, which creates its own set of challenges, concerns and issues. There is support available to help you through your caregiving journey, including a support group from the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network for grandparents support group at the Framingham Family Resource Center.

By Douglas Flynn / October 16, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest provides help in finding resources, information and support for LGBT caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the benefits and concerns of pet ownership and pet therapy for older adults and caregivers with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

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