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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.


Alzheimer's Association Education Workshops
By DebraMcDonagh / September 3, 2019

Effective Communication Strategies

 Sudbury Council On Aging
 40 Fairbank Rd
 Sudbury, MA 01776

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

To Register call:  (800) 272-3900 or register on line by clicking HERE
Chapter: Massachusetts/New Hampshire 
View Chapter Website

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. 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. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Additional Information

Parking is available beside the building.


Alzheimer's Disease: A Journey Through Caregiving

 Callahan Senior Center - Framingham Council On Aging
 535 Union Ave
 Framingham, MA 01702

Thursday, October 24, 2019

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

To Register call:  (800) 272-3900
Chapter: Massachusetts/New Hampshire 
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Presented by Rose Grant, author of "I Left My Memory On A Bus Somewhere: A Bittersweet Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease. Rose will tell her inspirational journey, sharing with us the knowledge and tools she gained as a caregiver to her husband Jack who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Additional Information
RSVP to the Callahan Center 508-532-5980


Overview of Alzheimer's Disease

 First Congregational Church
 19 Church Rd
 Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Monday, September 09, 2019

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

To Register call:  

(800) 272-3900 or register online by clicking HERE

Chapter: Massachusetts/New Hampshire 
View Chapter Website

Overview of the services offered by Alzheimer's Association as well as a review of 2019 Facts and Figures


To search all upcoming Alzheimer Association Events visit their Community Resource Finder and type in your zip code



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