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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 / April 30, 2019
Do you understand the requirements and processes for developing a personal health care plan? Selecting a Health Care Proxy? Generating a Personal Directive? This blog post provides and overview to these sensitive but important topics and a few tips on how to best approach setting a plan in place.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 29, 2019
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home or across the country.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 3, 2019
Helpful tips on beginning your caregiving journey

By DebraMcDonagh / April 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Regional Workshop from The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: "The impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Seniors." April 25 in Framingham

By DebraMcDonagh / April 1, 2019
The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is conducting a survey that will help the Commission improve services and promote more resources for grandparents, relative caregivers, and the children in their care. This survey should take less than 15 minutes of your time.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 26, 2019
The Caregiving Chronicles recently sat with Michelle Birdwell, BayPath’s Triage Coordinator for Elder Community Care (ECC), and engaged in a Q&A session covering issues involving depression among older adults and caregivers. In this third and final part of the series we delve into how to support someone with depression.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 25, 2019
Wednesday, March 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. Franklin Senior Center RSVP Call 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/manh

By DebraMcDonagh / March 18, 2019
PART II of our three part depression series discuses what the key signs and symptoms of Depression are and how to spot them.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 11, 2019
The Caregiving Chronicles has put together a series of articles that focus on the stigma of depression and why individuals with this diagnosis often hide how they feel rather than openly discuss it or seek help.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2019
A free 5-week series hosted by the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter. Starting Thursday March 7 in Framingham

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