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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 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 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.

By Douglas Flynn / September 27, 2017
Navigating through the waves of grief after the loss of a loved one can be difficult with its many undercurrents and difficult terrain. A six- or eight-week adult support group is often helpful as you maneuver into this uncharted territory. The West River Hospice Bereavement Program offers support groups that are facilitated by professional staff who understand that some people participate by talking and others by listening.

By Douglas Flynn / September 14, 2017
Framingham's Kellie Moore epitomizes the dedication of caregivers in BayPath's Adult Family Care Program, and has been chosen to receive a Community Living Recognition Award at the annual Massachusetts Shared Living/Adult Family Care Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough on Sept. 26.

By Douglas Flynn / August 31, 2017
While the world is focused on the devastation in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, the Alzheimer's Association provides some tips to help caregivers of someone with dementia to prepare for such events.

By Douglas Flynn / August 24, 2017
In our latest Q&A, we discuss the importance of keeping a loved one who has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia engaged in activities and some of the ways to do that with Juanita Allen Kingsley of Century Health Systems.

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