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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 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.

By Douglas Flynn / June 30, 2017
Every stage of caring for a loved one presents its share of challenges, but the most daunting, especially emotionally, comes in the final stage of end-of-life care. But there are resources to help, and we've collected some valuable information and links for caregivers providing end-of-life care.

By Douglas Flynn / June 23, 2017
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging for both older adults and their caregivers. But getting accurate information and support can help you know what to expect and how to plan for both you and your loved one.

By Douglas Flynn / June 14, 2017
Home safety is an important concern for every household, but it is especially critical if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center has provided some helpful tips to make help caregivers make their homes safer for their loved ones with dementia.

By Douglas Flynn / June 12, 2017
The Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough is hosting a day of support for caregivers with over 20 Elder Care agencies scheduled to gather together to provide the resources to ease your transition into caring for a loved one. The Caregivers Support Day event will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / June 12, 2017
The Sharon Adult Center/Council on Aging is running a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Join other grandparents on the third Thursday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Sharon Adult Center.

By Douglas Flynn / June 8, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the increasing number of men taking on family caregiving roles, some of the unique issues faced by male caregivers and some strategies for male caregivers to deal with the stress and toll they may face in caring for a loved one. Providing insight is Juanita Allen Kingsley, who is the Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems.

By Douglas Flynn / June 1, 2017
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia and struggling with the complexity, strain and stress of being a caregiver? We can help. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers caring for a person with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Watch a video testimonial about the benefits of the program and find out how to register for the next Savvy Caregiver workshop in the area starting in July in Southborough.

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