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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 / June 14, 2017
Home safety is an important concern for every household, but it is especially critical if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center has provided some helpful tips to make help caregivers make their homes safer for their loved ones with dementia.

By Douglas Flynn / June 12, 2017
The Sharon Adult Center/Council on Aging is running a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Join other grandparents on the third Thursday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Sharon Adult Center.

By Douglas Flynn / June 1, 2017
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia and struggling with the complexity, strain and stress of being a caregiver? We can help. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers caring for a person with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Watch a video testimonial about the benefits of the program and find out how to register for the next Savvy Caregiver workshop in the area starting in July in Southborough.

By Douglas Flynn / June 1, 2017
June is Cancer Survivor Month and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital is marking the occasion with a pair of educational events, "Living Life After Cancer" on June 7 and "Hope in Motion" on June 15.

By Douglas Flynn / May 30, 2017
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia is filled with many challenges. One of the hardest for caregivers is communicating with their loved one, especially as the disease progresses and their loved one's cognitive skills decline. Here are some tips to help caregivers overcome these challenges.

By Douglas Flynn / May 19, 2017
The Callahan Center in Framingham will host a presentation on aging gracefully in your home on Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / May 12, 2017
The National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, has an excellent new resource to share with information for caregivers to help them find the right primary care doctor for the loved one they are caring for.

By Douglas Flynn / May 5, 2017
A Brighter Day Brunch Cafe, one of several recently launched memory cafes in the area, will have a special time for its June meeting at Heritage at Framingham.

By Douglas Flynn / April 14, 2017
"Living with Loss," a six-week bereavement support group will be held in Acton beginning on May 17. This group is intended for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one within the last year.

By Douglas Flynn / March 31, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services and the Sudbury Senior Center have teamed up to provide support to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia with a monthly memory café. "The Comfort Food Caring Café" will hold its next session on Monday, April 4.

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