Caregiver Connection

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Managing the challenges of summer

Summer is a wonderful season. There’s so much to enjoy, making it an ideal time to relax and recharge. However, the heat and humidity can take a toll in many ways. As a caregiver, it’s important to know the impact summer weather can have on your loved one (and you) and how to handle the challenges that come with it.


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How to tell if memory loss is normal or an early sign of dementia

Are you seeing signs of dementia in a loved one? A certain amount of memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. But if memory issues start to impair function or relationships, it's time to take a closer look.  Read more


When adults receiving care feel like a burden

Very often, older adults are aware of how difficult it is for those who are helping with their care. Many are upset about it, even if they can't or won't talk about it. And some, "freely use the word burden to describe themselves in relation to their caregivers."  Read more


Help when you need it: Paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts

As a family caregiver, you’re likely familiar with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But did you know that the Massachusetts’ Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML) law was enacted in 2018? It went into effect just last year, in 2021, and it’s one of the most generous in the country.  Read more

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