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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 / 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.

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 / August 2, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease impacts virtually every aspect of life for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. One especially difficult area that Alzheimer's frequently affects is the ability to sleep through the night, but the National Institute on Aging offers some helpful tips for this issue.

By Douglas Flynn / July 7, 2017
In the latest edition of our Caregiving Chronicles Q&A series, we speak with Traci Robidoux, RD, LND, the Dietitian and Nutritionist at BayPath Elder Services, Inc., about what older adults and caregivers should know about nutrition and dementia.

By Douglas Flynn / June 23, 2017
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging for both older adults and their caregivers. But getting accurate information and support can help you know what to expect and how to plan for both you and your loved one.

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 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 / 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 18, 2017
COME 2 B Dementia Friendly Coordinator Susan Longmoore checks in with the Caregiving Chronicles Blog with an update on the community-based program seeking to create dementia-friendly communities in MetroWest. Westborough is wrapping up its survey of community needs, while Ashland is about to start the process with a kickoff meeting on May 23.

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Caregiving MetroWest is a no-cost program of BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and was made possible in part by grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation.

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BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s Family Caregiver Support Program and Caregiving MetroWest are grateful for the generous support of our community partner, Avidia Bank, which helps us continue to give area family caregivers the information, resources and support they need.