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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 / 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.

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 18, 2017
The Northborough Senior Center is hosting a community meeting for the COME 2 B Dementia Friendly initiative on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / March 10, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services is offering Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminars for professionals interested in becoming certified dementia practitioners.

By Douglas Flynn / March 8, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer a free forum on “Continued Conversations about Dementia,” on Saturday, April 1 beginning at the Marlborough Senior Center.

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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.