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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 Douglas Flynn / September 14, 2017
Framingham's Kellie Moore epitomizes the dedication of caregivers in BayPath's Adult Family Care Program, and has been chosen to receive a Community Living Recognition Award at the annual Massachusetts Shared Living/Adult Family Care Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough on Sept. 26.

By Douglas Flynn / September 6, 2017
If you or your parent is a veteran or is the surviving spouse of a veteran, Orchard Hill Assisted Living in Sudbury is hosting and informational "Veterans Benefit Workshop" on Monday, September 11.

By Douglas Flynn / August 31, 2017
While the world is focused on the devastation in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, the Alzheimer's Association provides some tips to help caregivers of someone with dementia to prepare for such events.

By Douglas Flynn / August 24, 2017
In our latest Q&A, we discuss the importance of keeping a loved one who has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia engaged in activities and some of the ways to do that with Juanita Allen Kingsley of Century Health Systems.

By Douglas Flynn / August 15, 2017
Check out the latest updates on memory cafes in Needham and Natick and learn where you can find information on memory cafes throughout MetroWest.

By Douglas Flynn / August 2, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease impacts virtually every aspect of life for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. One especially difficult area that Alzheimer's frequently affects is the ability to sleep through the night, but the National Institute on Aging offers some helpful tips for this issue.

By Douglas Flynn / July 26, 2017
Natick Human Services is offering an educational program for hoarders and those concerned about them. "Full House: A Hoarder’s Journey" will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at the Natick Community-Senior Center.

By Douglas Flynn / July 14, 2017
West River Hospice is offering a new program, "Narrative Medicine: Healing through Writing" starting on July 19. This is a six-week series that will explore the art of collecting and telling our sacred stories. Narrating grief, loss or illness is helpful for anyone who has been patient, caregiver, spouse, or child.

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 / July 5, 2017
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is seeking volunteers for its new No One Dies Alone program, which it will soon be introducing to help provide comfort and companionship for patients during end of life care.

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