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Together, Let’s End Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s that time of year again when I come to you to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders and how we can fight them together. The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual fundraising event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease, will be … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Geriatric care. Elder care. Familiar phrases, certainly. In keeping with common usage, we’ve used these words to define our practice for decades. But in truth, the work of supporting loved ones as they grow older isn’t so accurately described that … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: In Massachusetts, Patients Must Be Informed of End-of-Life Care Options

As of December 19, 2014, new statewide regulations now require all Massachusetts licensed hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities to inform adults with serious advancing illnesses about the full range of end-of-life care options, including advanced care planning, palliative care … Continue reading

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Learn About Alzheimer’s: Spring 2014 Workshops in Central Massachusetts

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s for a loved one can seem overwhelming and devastating. But there is a great deal of support and information available to ease the journey. The following Central Massachusetts programs, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire … Continue reading

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DFA Fall 2013 Update: Debbie Fins Elected to NAPGCM Board of Directors

An active member of the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) at both the regional and national level, Debbie Fins, LICSW, CMC, was recently elected to NAPGCM’s national Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning January 1, … Continue reading

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