Creating a Better Day!
Pleasantries Adult Day Services in
Marlborough, MA creates a better day.
We provide a home-based, Social
Model Adult Day Care Program
specifically to serve the memory
impaired community. Our guests are
over the age of 60, may live alone, or
with family. They may have
Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.
In every case, guests and caregivers
find a better day with Pleasantries. In
the morning, our guests are greeted
with a warm welcome to “Tammy’s
house,” offered a seat at the kitchen
table amongst other friends, and share
in conversation while enjoying a cup of
coffee or tea and delicious breakfast.
Every prospective guest of
experience a free trial
Now is the time for your loved one’s
free trial day at Pleasantries. Isolation
and depression can progress the
disease process, while socialization can
slow that progression down. Please
contact Pleasantries today. Call and
schedule your visit. 508-481-0809.
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Alternatives in Alzheimer's Care
Singing on the porch at Pleasantries
There are many of you in the community caring for
someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory
impairment. Pleasantries is the right place for
someone who is pretty independent with their
activities of daily living; however may be facing short
term memory issues, depression, and isolation.
Pleasantries provides an alternative to Alzheimer’s
I would like to invite you and your loved one to
Pleasantries, Marlboro, MA for lunch, to tour, and
meet our care partners and guests. Please contact me
to schedule your visit.
|Are you caring for someone with |
Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia?
Recognize the emotional signs of Caregiver stress
|If you are caring for a loved one with |
Alzheimer's Disease, this group may be
for you. This is is an educationally
based group where attendees share
experiences, knowledge, and
information to gain support through
their caregiving journey.
If you know of anyone who may be able
to benefit from this group, please pass
this information along. This group is
free and open to the public.
When: Second Monday of each Month
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Pleasantries Adult Day Services
195 Reservoir Street
Pre-screening is required, so please call
Tammy at 508-335-1968
Donna at 774-452-3923
The resulting feelings of anger, anxiety, sadness, isolation, exhaustion—and then guilt for having
The emotional experiences involved with providing care can strain even the most capable person.
these feelings—can exact a heavy toll.
It’s important to recognize the emotional signs of caregiver stress. Take a look at the following list
and see if any apply to you:
• Moodiness/mood swings
• Irritability, easily frustrated, road rage
• Memory problems and lack of concentration
• Feeling out of control
• Increased substance abuse
• Feeling of isolation
• Job dissatisfaction
Noticing the way stress affects you physically is sometimes easier than seeing how it is affecting you
emotionally. You may want to think about how your spouse or children are reacting to you. If you’re
more grumpy than normal they may let you know or may just avoid you altogether.
Consider talking with a healthcare professional that can help you to evaluate your situation.
Remember, it is not selfish to focus on your own needs and desires when you are a family caregiver.
In fact, it is important that you take initiative with your own physical and emotional care, or else it
could make you less useful to the person for whom you are caring.