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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 / April 20, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the important issues involving the financial exploitation of older adults, what caregivers should know about it and how to prevent it with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / March 27, 2018
While Caregiving MetroWest focuses primarily on caring for older adults, caregivers - and care recipients - come in all shapes and sizes, and especially in all ages. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and before we close out this month we wanted to be sure to share some resources for those caring for a child or adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

By Douglas Flynn / March 12, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the important issues involving sexual activity of older adults with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / March 2, 2018
For many older adults and their caregivers, one of the most daunting challenges they face is finding transportation to get to medical appointments, shopping trips and other travels. While resources still don't meet all of these growing needs, there are ongoing efforts to address the issue and improve existing transportation options, including a new guide from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center.

By Douglas Flynn / February 23, 2018
In its effort to provide the very best information, resources and supports to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults and their allies living in MetroWest, BayPath Elder Services has launched an LGBT Initiative with funding from the MetroWest Health Foundation..

By Douglas Flynn / February 16, 2018
February is Black History Month. Here at Caregiving MetroWest, we’d like to take the time to recognize the African-Americans who provide so much care and comfort for their loved ones.

By Douglas Flynn / February 15, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss recognizing the early signs of Alzheimer's and what to do when a loved starts to show such signs with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / January 30, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss issues involving hearing loss for older adults and discuss strategies for caring for a loved one with hearing loss with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / January 26, 2018
There was some good news for the nation’s family caregivers this week, as the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed into law. This new law directs the Department of Health and Human Services to create an advisory council charged with making recommendations on the strategy to support family caregivers by addressing financial and workplace issues, respite care and other ways to support caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / January 5, 2018
One of most challenging aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be the struggles that often accompany the end of the day in a phenomenon called “sundowning.” While there is no “cure” or foolproof way to prevent sundowning, there are things caregivers can do to manage the behavior and mitigate its effects.

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