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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 / August 15, 2017
Check out the latest updates on memory cafes in Needham and Natick and learn where you can find information on memory cafes throughout MetroWest.

By Douglas Flynn / July 26, 2017
Natick Human Services is offering an educational program for hoarders and those concerned about them. "Full House: A Hoarder’s Journey" will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at the Natick Community-Senior Center.

By Douglas Flynn / July 14, 2017
West River Hospice is offering a new program, "Narrative Medicine: Healing through Writing" starting on July 19. This is a six-week series that will explore the art of collecting and telling our sacred stories. Narrating grief, loss or illness is helpful for anyone who has been patient, caregiver, spouse, or child.

By Douglas Flynn / July 5, 2017
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is seeking volunteers for its new No One Dies Alone program, which it will soon be introducing to help provide comfort and companionship for patients during end of life care.

By Douglas Flynn / June 30, 2017
Every stage of caring for a loved one presents its share of challenges, but the most daunting, especially emotionally, comes in the final stage of end-of-life care. But there are resources to help, and we've collected some valuable information and links for caregivers providing end-of-life care.

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.

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