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Karen Trilligan is the Caregiver Specialist at BayPath Elder Services. Through The Wellness Wall, Karen offers caregivers support, encouragement, tips and information throughout their caregiving experience. Karen can be reached at 508-573-7239 or at ktrilligan@baypath.org

General, Self Care

The correlation between stress and sleep »

Why does sleep often prove elusive when you are stressed? This wellness tip provides the science behind a good night's sleep and how you can stop counting sheep and have a more restful sleep.

General

Grandparents raising Grandchildren - there are many programs and resources to help you on this journey »

If you are over 55 and have suddenly found yourself  in the role of caregiver to a child under 18, find out what programs and support are available to you

General, Quotes

How to make time for self-care »

If you find yourself overwhelmed or burnt out, just take a deep breath and think about what activities you used to indulge in before you became a caregiver and then try these tips for figuring out ho...

Health Conditions, General

Journaling for Caregivers »

Taking just a few minutes every day to write down your thoughts and emotions can offer therapeutic benefits.  

Health Conditions, General

What is self-care and why is it so important? »

Caregiver Specialist, Karen Trilligan, explains what self-care means and why it is so important to fit it into you daily routine. 

Dementia, Health Conditions, General

Part II: Engaging activities for you and a loved one with Alzheimer’s and Dementia »

Activities that keep your loved ones, especially those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, engaged in social activities.  

Dementia, Health Conditions, General, Recipes

Engaging activities for you and a loved one with Alzheimer’s and Dementia »

Seniors living with a form of dementia, often struggle to find activities that help them feel productive, capable and relaxed.   This post provides many options that are stimulating for your ...

Dementia, General

Shhh…..let’s all get some much needed sleep! »

People with Alzheimer’s frequently have trouble falling and staying asleep during bedtime hours.  Getting a good night’s sleep can be even harder  for their caregivers... 

General

A goodbye, and a hello »

BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist and creator of the Wellness Wall Alicia Rego bids farewell to BayPath, but she passes the torch to our new Caregiver Specialist, Karen Trilligan, who will ...

General

What would you do with 15 min?? »

You may find yourself getting even a small break randomly and you spend the whole time trying to figure out what to do with that time or doing something that may not be stress relieving or rejuvenat...

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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.