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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 / December 14, 2017
COME 2 B Dementia Friendly Marlborough, the Marlborough Council on Aging and Welly's Restaurant are bringing a new memory cafe to Marlborough in January. The Time Out Cafe will meet on the third Sunday of every other month and offers caregivers and their loved ones with dementia an opportunity to socialize in a supportive environment.

By Douglas Flynn / December 6, 2017
With the holiday season upon us, the Caregiving Chronicles blog offers up some tips for caregivers to help handle the stress and emotional toll the season season can bring.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services is offering an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar for professionals interested in becoming certified dementia practitioners on Dec. 9 in Marlborough.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Injuries, property loss and even death can occur from kitchen fires, and a person with dementia cooking at home is at even higher risk of such accidents. There is a new device to help prevent that, and a federal grant can even cover the cost of the Wallflower Stove Monitor.

By Douglas Flynn / November 17, 2017
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29 as we mark the occasion with an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do.

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership will host its Fall Forum on Saturday, November 4 at the Callahan Center in Framingham. The forum, entitled "A Caregiver's Story: Lessons of the Journey," will feature a presentation by Deborah Strafuss, author of: On Angels' Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer's with My Mother."

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the benefits and concerns of pet ownership and pet therapy for older adults and caregivers with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / October 2, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager Douglas Flynn and BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego will be teaching another offering of the Savvy Caregiver workshop this fall in Wayland.

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 24, 2017
In our latest Q&A, we discuss the importance of keeping a loved one who has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia engaged in activities and some of the ways to do that with Juanita Allen Kingsley of Century Health Systems.

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