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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 / January 5, 2018
One of most challenging aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be the struggles that often accompany the end of the day in a phenomenon called “sundowning.” While there is no “cure” or foolproof way to prevent sundowning, there are things caregivers can do to manage the behavior and mitigate its effects.

By Douglas Flynn / December 28, 2017
This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has had to venture out of doors recently, but the region is in the midst of a historic cold snap. Needless to say, it’s time to start thinking about taking some safety precautions to combat the cold, especially if you are caring for an older adult. Here are some of the most important things to consider as the mercury dips further out of sight.

By Douglas Flynn / December 19, 2017
The latest offering of our Savvy Caregiver training workshop held its sixth and final class on December 11, with nine more area caregivers successfully completing the class at the Sudbury Senior Center.

By Douglas Flynn / December 14, 2017
COME 2 B Dementia Friendly Marlborough, the Marlborough Council on Aging and Welly's Restaurant are bringing a new memory cafe to Marlborough in January. The Time Out Cafe will meet on the third Sunday of every other month and offers caregivers and their loved ones with dementia an opportunity to socialize in a supportive environment.

By Douglas Flynn / December 6, 2017
With the holiday season upon us, the Caregiving Chronicles blog offers up some tips for caregivers to help handle the stress and emotional toll the season season can bring.

By Douglas Flynn / November 22, 2017
Blackstone Williams Properties, a Boston-based real estate, home care and property management firm that serves communities throughout MetroWest, has introduced a new program designed to help older adults age in place in their own home.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services is offering an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar for professionals interested in becoming certified dementia practitioners on Dec. 9 in Marlborough.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Injuries, property loss and even death can occur from kitchen fires, and a person with dementia cooking at home is at even higher risk of such accidents. There is a new device to help prevent that, and a federal grant can even cover the cost of the Wallflower Stove Monitor.

By Douglas Flynn / November 17, 2017
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29 as we mark the occasion with an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do.

By Douglas Flynn / October 25, 2017
In the latest entry in our Q&A series with experts in fields related to caregiving, we discuss the benefits and concerns of having your loved one participate in a clinical trial and a new resource, Clara Health, that can help caregivers and their loved ones find clinical trials for the conditions they are dealing with and help guide them through the process. Providing insight is Lilly Stairs, who is the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health.

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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.