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Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

So you may have heard about an advocacy program for residents of nursing and rest homes called The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. “Ombudsman” is a medieval Scandinavian term meaning “representative of the people.” But what does this actually look

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Something about the Savvy?

So you may have heard about a new training being offered in Massachusetts called The Savvy Caregiver. The Healthy Living Center of Excellence located at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is facilitating and coordinating all of the Savvy Caregiver

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Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Many times caregivers are told by a primary care doctor that the loved one they care for has dementia and it is not Alzheimer’s. Dementia as a diagnosis is really not a complete diagnosis. Additionally many PCP’s are often still

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From A Distance

Caregiving can be stressful when you live close by or with a loved one but trying to care from a distance can not only make it more stressful in some ways but also more complicated and confusing. Whether you live

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Grandparent Resources

Is There Help for Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren in Massachusetts? More often, grandparents are finding themselves in a position of taking on responsibility for their grandchildren. There are many different situations that leave parents unable to provide care such as

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Music and Memory

My dad was a musician before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. How can I incorporate his love of music into a plan for his care going forward? Music has proved to be very therapeutic, especially for those who have