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Caregiving Chronicles

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 DebraMcDonagh / November 14, 2019
The Money Management program operates with 87 volunteers, who provide approximately 180 hours of service each month. BayPath recently had the opportunity to speak with Bob Zimmerman, a retired physicist, and engineer, who has been a volunteer with the money management program for several years.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 26, 2019
The Caregiving Chronicles recently sat with Michelle Birdwell, BayPath’s Triage Coordinator for Elder Community Care (ECC), and engaged in a Q&A session covering issues involving depression among older adults and caregivers. In this third and final part of the series we delve into how to support someone with depression.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 18, 2019
PART II of our three part depression series discuses what the key signs and symptoms of Depression are and how to spot them.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 11, 2019
The Caregiving Chronicles has put together a series of articles that focus on the stigma of depression and why individuals with this diagnosis often hide how they feel rather than openly discuss it or seek help.

By Douglas Flynn / May 29, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss depression and how it can affect both older adults ad their caregivers with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / April 20, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the important issues involving the financial exploitation of older adults, what caregivers should know about it and how to prevent it with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / April 18, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the impressive rise of memory cafés in MetroWest and throughout the state and the value and benefits caregivers can get from attending these cafés. Providing insight is Tammy Pozerycki, owner of Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services in Marlborough.

By Douglas Flynn / March 12, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the important issues involving sexual activity of older adults with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / February 15, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss recognizing the early signs of Alzheimer's and what to do when a loved starts to show such signs with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / January 30, 2018
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss issues involving hearing loss for older adults and discuss strategies for caring for a loved one with hearing loss with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

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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.