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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 DebraMcDonagh / August 7, 2019
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed or uncertain as to the best approaches to use when caring for someone suffering from this disease. Since time is always an issue for a caregiver, we wanted to share that the Alzheimer's Association offers 14 FREE Courses that you can take ONLINE at any time.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 25, 2019
Thursday, August 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., 195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough. open to current Pleasantries families and anyone in the community interested in seeing if Pleasantries is the right choice for your loved one. RSVP required.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 22, 2019
How can you breakdown the walls of stigma and fear-based reactions by creating 'teachable moments' that will help family & friends understand that dementia is not something to fear or be uncomfortable with, but rather something they should be supportive of?

By DebraMcDonagh / June 27, 2019
The Savvy Caregiver Program is a FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Starting August 22nd for 6 weeks on Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00

By DebraMcDonagh / June 19, 2019
Understanding the signs and symptoms of each stage of Alzheimer's Disease to develop a suitable care plan that evolves as the disease progresses.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 4, 2019
Learn how people with Alzheimer's perceive the world around them and how we can help make this a positive experience. Presenter: Mal Allard. Worcester Senior Center Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

By DebraMcDonagh / June 3, 2019
Upcoming Alzheimer's Association seminar, nearby in Concord, MA on Wednesday, June 5th

By DebraMcDonagh / May 30, 2019
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Tuesday June 4th

By DebraMcDonagh / May 14, 2019
UMass Boston is conducting a research study focusing on the large number of senior children (65+) and their parents (aged 90+) living in Massachusetts.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 14, 2019
Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection. May 22 at the Shrewsbury Library

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The BayPath Family Caregiver Support Program and CaregivingMetroWest.org has been made possible by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Participants may make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this federally funded service. Click here for more information.

CaregivingMetroWest.org was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Additional funding support was graciously donated by Avidia Bank from 2018 – 2021.

Thank you, MetroWest Health Foundation and Avidia Bank, for enabling BayPath Elder Services to provide support and resources to family caregivers.