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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 / August 31, 2017
While the world is focused on the devastation in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, the Alzheimer's Association provides some tips to help caregivers of someone with dementia to prepare for such events.

By Douglas Flynn / August 2, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease impacts virtually every aspect of life for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. One especially difficult area that Alzheimer's frequently affects is the ability to sleep through the night, but the National Institute on Aging offers some helpful tips for this issue.

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 / 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 / May 30, 2017
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia is filled with many challenges. One of the hardest for caregivers is communicating with their loved one, especially as the disease progresses and their loved one's cognitive skills decline. Here are some tips to help caregivers overcome these challenges.

By Douglas Flynn / November 5, 2015
In our latest Q&A, the Caregiving Chronicles blog learns about the issues faced and strategies that can be used by caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia in a conversation with Century Health Services CEO Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN.

By Douglas Flynn / October 31, 2014
Heritage at Framingham Senior Living Community is offering informational events in the coming weeks covering downsizing and selling a house and learning the differences between inpatient and outpatient status.

By Douglas Flynn / October 21, 2014
Depression is a serious, but often misunderstood, medical condition affecting many older adults and caregivers. In our latest Q&A, Pamela Fishman, a social worker at the Natick VNA, addresses some of the key issues surrounding this illness.

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2014
Family caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's have new sources of support, with the Alzheimer's Association offering a free "Care Consultation" program and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care offering free trainings in the "I'm Still Here" approach to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's at home.

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