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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 / August 13, 2019
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen. What technologies do older adults rely on?

By DebraMcDonagh / August 7, 2019
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed or uncertain as to the best approaches to use when caring for someone suffering from this disease. Since time is always an issue for a caregiver, we wanted to share that the Alzheimer's Association offers 14 FREE Courses that you can take ONLINE at any time.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 31, 2019
When it is just to hot outside, what fun things can you do in the summertime with an older care recipient? We came up with a few ideas, check them out!

By DebraMcDonagh / July 29, 2019
The program is sometimes referred to as Adult Foster Care, providing eligible individuals, who are already MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth members, with the opportunity to select a caregiver of their choosing. Click to learn more!

By DebraMcDonagh / July 29, 2019
Do you have concerns about falling? We can help! If you have restricted your activities through fear of falling or just want to improve you balance, this class is for you!

By DebraMcDonagh / July 25, 2019
Thursday, August 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., 195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough. open to current Pleasantries families and anyone in the community interested in seeing if Pleasantries is the right choice for your loved one. RSVP required.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 22, 2019
How can you breakdown the walls of stigma and fear-based reactions by creating 'teachable moments' that will help family & friends understand that dementia is not something to fear or be uncomfortable with, but rather something they should be supportive of?

By DebraMcDonagh / July 9, 2019
While it is essential to seek professional medical care for someone afflicted with depression, there are many ways you can support your care recipient from withdrawing altogether. This post provides several suggestions and a personal approach used by the editor.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 8, 2019
July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to shed light on the hardships that minority groups face when seeking support for mental illness within the United States.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 3, 2019
Caring for your skin is a year-round job — but summer brings on extra challenges, especially on older skin. Here are some tips to stay "skin healthy" this summer

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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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