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Karen's thoughts, tips and tactics for caregivers

Karen Trilligan is the Caregiver Specialist at BayPath Elder Services. Through The Wellness Wall, Karen offers caregivers support, encouragement, tips and information throughout their caregiving experience. Karen can be reached at 508-573-7239 or at ktrilligan@baypath.org

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What is self-care and how can a caregiver fit it into their already busy schedule? »

Caregiver Specialist, Karen Trilligan, explains what self-care means and provides tips as to how as a busy Caregiver can still fit some "me time" into their schedules.

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Part II: Engaging activities for you and a loved one with Alzheimer’s and Dementia »

Activities that keep your loved ones, especially those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, engaged in social activities.

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Engaging activities for you and a loved one with Alzheimer’s and Dementia »

Seniors living with a form of dementia, often struggle to find activities that help them feel productive, capable and relaxed. This post provides many options that are stimulating for your loved one ...

Dementia,General

Shhh…..let’s all get some much needed sleep! »

People with Alzheimer’s frequently have trouble falling and staying asleep during bedtime hours. Getting a good night’s sleep can be even harder for their caregivers...

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A goodbye, and a hello »

BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist and creator of the Wellness Wall Alicia Rego bids farewell to BayPath, but she passes the torch to our new Caregiver Specialist, Karen Trilligan, who will ...

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What would you do with 15 min?? »

You may find yourself getting even a small break randomly and you spend the whole time trying to figure out what to do with that time or doing something that may not be stress relieving or rejuvenati...

Dementia,General,Technology

Meet Alexa! »

A smart speaker can be a great sense of security, a companion, fun and interactive device for someone who may be isolated.

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Caregiving Quote of Note »

Finding support is key for caregivers.

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Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren »

Grandparents raising grandchildren face a unique set of challenges in their caregiving role, but there are resources designed specifically for caregivers in that situation.

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Curl Up with a Good Book »

Do you like to get lost in a good book? Are you looking for more time to take a break and read? Books can be a great distraction whether you enjoy fiction or non-fiction, educational subjects or biog...

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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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BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s Family Caregiver Support Program and Caregiving MetroWest are grateful for the generous support of our community partner, Avidia Bank, which helps us continue to give area family caregivers the information, resources and support they need.