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Health Conditions

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Information and resources on common health conditions for elders

Caregivers help loved ones suffering from a wide range of diseases, illnesses and ailments, and understanding those health conditions and finding the right resources for assistance is vital to providing that care.

We have compiled some basic information about the most common health conditions among elders, along with links to further information and resources specific to caregivers in MetroWest.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Information about the progressive brain disease and resources for caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
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Cancer

Information about cancer and resources for caregivers caring for someone with cancer.
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Depression

Information about depression and resources for caregivers caring for someone with depression.
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Diabetes

Information about diabetes and resources for caregivers caring for someone with diabetes.
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Hearing Loss

Information about hearing loss and resources for caregivers caring for someone with hearing loss.
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Heart Conditions

Information about heart disease, heart failure and heart attacks and resources for caregivers caring for someone with a heart condition.
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High Blood Pressure

Information about hypertension and resources for caregivers caring for someone with high blood pressure.
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Parkinson’s Disease

Information about Parkinson’s Disease and resources for caregivers caring for someone with Parkinson’s.
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Stroke

Information about strokes and resources for caregivers caring for someone who has suffered a stroke.
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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CaregivingMetroWest.org was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation.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.