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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 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.

By Douglas Flynn / December 20, 2016
Two of the area's memory cafes have some scheduling notes for the upcoming meetings. The Create A Better Day Cafe in Marlborough will note be meeting in December due to the Christmas holiday, while the Comfort Food Caring Cafe in Sudbury will now meet on the fourth Monday of each month, starting on January 23 from 12-2 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / December 15, 2016
In our latest Q&A, the Caregiving Chronicles blog discusses some of the issues caregivers may face during the holiday season, particularly if they are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Providing insight and some helpful links to further information is Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN, who has served as the CEO of Century Health Systems since it was established in 2001.

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