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Shining the light on caretakers

By Marianne Delorey  “Many brave things were done that night, but none were more brave than those done by men playing minute after minute...
Three bills before the Massachusetts state legislature provide tax credits for incurred costs by family caregivers.

Tax credits possible for family caregivers

By R.R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer BOSTON - Family caregivers are a vital but largely unrecognized component of long-term health care. However, that may be changing. Currently,...

No Place Like Home

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D.   “Home is heaven for beginners.” – Charles Henry Parkhurst A few years ago, my brother and I were playing a game with...
Notifications from Alexa Together provide assurance that an elderly person is going about their typical daily routine. Photo/Courtesy of Amazon.com

Alexa Together is next generation of remote assistance for older adults

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor REGION - Alexa, the voice-activated digital assistant from Amazon that is present already in so many homes, is now the...

The Cycle of Poverty

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. There is a growing body of research that indicates that the stressors of poverty change the brain. The brain, then, is...
Participating in a clinical study can enhance personal well-being, provide solutions, and strengthen an individual's effectiveness as a family caregiver.

Clinical studies offer opportunities for family caregivers

By Rhonda R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - One in five Americans, over 53 million, are caring for a family member in the United States. In...
Mike Festa

AARP Research Shows Family Caregivers Face Significant Financial Strain

Family Caregivers Spend on Average $7,242 Each Year By Mike Festa, State Director AARP Massachusetts New research from AARP shows that nearly 8 in 10 of...