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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 / November 21, 2017
Injuries, property loss and even death can occur from kitchen fires, and a person with dementia cooking at home is at even higher risk of such accidents. There is a new device to help prevent that, and a federal grant can even cover the cost of the Wallflower Stove Monitor.

By Douglas Flynn / November 17, 2017
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29 as we mark the occasion with an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do.

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership will host its Fall Forum on Saturday, November 4 at the Callahan Center in Framingham. The forum, entitled "A Caregiver's Story: Lessons of the Journey," will feature a presentation by Deborah Strafuss, author of: On Angels' Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer's with My Mother."

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the benefits and concerns of pet ownership and pet therapy for older adults and caregivers with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / October 2, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager Douglas Flynn and BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego will be teaching another offering of the Savvy Caregiver workshop this fall in Wayland.

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.

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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.