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Memory Cafés provide social time without worries about memory problems

When someone you love is experiencing memory loss, cognitive impairment, or any type of dementia, it's hard—on them and on you. A Memory Café can help. It's a place that offers support and connection specifically for people experiencing dementia and their families, friends, and caregivers.


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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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