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

By DebraMcDonagh / February 12, 2019
Join a presentation on how to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

By Douglas Flynn / May 25, 2018
The Alzheimer's Association is presenting an educational program for family caregivers called "Safety and Memory Challenges" at Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living on Thursday, June 1.

By Douglas Flynn / March 7, 2018
The Alzheimer's Association is offering a new LGBTQ Phone Support Group is beginning this month, providing help and support to LGBTQ caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / March 5, 2018
The Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is seeking volunteers to fill the roles of Dementia Ambassadors.

By Douglas Flynn / February 16, 2018
February is Black History Month. Here at Caregiving MetroWest, we’d like to take the time to recognize the African-Americans who provide so much care and comfort for their loved ones.

By Douglas Flynn / January 26, 2018
There was some good news for the nation’s family caregivers this week, as the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed into law. This new law directs the Department of Health and Human Services to create an advisory council charged with making recommendations on the strategy to support family caregivers by addressing financial and workplace issues, respite care and other ways to support caregivers.

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 / 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 / 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.

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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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