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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 / February 10, 2017
On Saturday, March 4, at the Marlborough Senior Center, the Marlborough COME 2 B Dementia Friendly team will be presenting its survey results, along with the tentative 2017 plan for making Marlborough a dementia-friendly community.

By Douglas Flynn / February 8, 2017
The Alzheimer's Association will hold an education forum on "Effective Communication Strategies for People with Dementia" at Pleasantries Adult Day Services in Marlborough on February 28. Learn about how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, how to learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and how to identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

By Douglas Flynn / January 31, 2017
The town of Westborough took the next step in creating a dementia-friendly community with a meeting of its action team on January 25. Local leaders from town and state government, businesses, schools and various community organizations attended the meeting as part of the COME 2 B Dementia Friendly program.

By Douglas Flynn / January 24, 2017
The Southborough Senior Center invites people living with memory loss and their caregivers to join them for "Meet Me at the Movies and Make Memories: An Interactive Film Experience" which will run from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at the Southborough Senior Center.

By Douglas Flynn / January 18, 2017
In our latest Q&A, we discuss long-distance caregiving and some of the ways you can help your loved one from afar, some of the challenges you may face and what you should do to best care for a loved one from a distance with Century Health Systems CEO Judith Boyko.

By Douglas Flynn / January 13, 2017
Memory cafes are a unique resource for caregivers and the loved ones they are caring for who have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Fortunately, they are also becoming available in more places, especially for caregivers in MetroWest with cafes in Marlborough, Sudbury, Franklin, Shrewsbury and Worcester offering a variety of different days and times for caregivers to take advantage of their offerings.

By Douglas Flynn / January 6, 2017
The Sudbury Senior Center will be offering a bereavement support group in the coming months, beginning January 9 and running through June 12.

By Douglas Flynn / January 5, 2017
We have designed a brief online survey for feedback from users to help us understand what features, resources or information we provide have been most useful, discover what areas we can improve upon and learn more about how caregivers and professionals working with caregivers access and utilize the site.

By Douglas Flynn / December 30, 2016
The Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire is offering a number of educational events in Framingham, Millis, Milford and Marlborough in the coming months.

By Douglas Flynn / December 29, 2016
The Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire is hosting an Introduction to Mindfulness Education program on Tuesday, January 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association office in Watertown.

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