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Defusing a heated situation

 

Dealing with anger and aggression when caring for our loved ones can be difficult, but understanding how to react correctly can help prevent a fallout.

Caring for our loved ones with dementia can be challenging, especially at times when they respond with harsh words or physical violence.… Read the rest

New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok) Gets A Face-Lift!

 

 

In February 2019, ADA unveiled a brand-new look and feel of the New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok), after undergoing a three-month renovation period in its efforts to beautify and streamline facilities for our clients.

 

 

Facilities were revamped and added to help clients in day-to-day activities, such as a brand-new exercise-cum-walking path, plus an increase in the number of brightly-coloured safety handrails.… Read the rest

Channel 8’s “Morning Express” Features Initiatives to Support the Fight against Dementia

One in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. To effectively address this condition, people and organisations are working on the ground and encouraging others to create dementia-friendly communities. A variety of initiatives supporting the fight against dementia were highlighted on the 16 April edition of Channel 8’s Morning Express.

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Incontinence In Dementia

 

There is no rest for caregiving – especially when it comes to taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias – and you would have dealt with a whole spectrum of symptoms and behaviours that stem from the condition.

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Strategies to Help Deal with Wandering

 

Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her night gown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.

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Let’s Recycle and Create Together!

ADA recently embarked on the Recycled Arts Programme for persons with cognitive impairment or dementia. It is a pilot programme that aims to provide purposeful engagement and improve their overall well-being.

 

To kickstart this programme, Gosip Café at Thomson Plaza has graciously offered their public space to allow persons with dementia and caregivers an opportunity to meet others of the same condition and have fun through arts in an environment that accepts them.… Read the rest

Coping With Hallucinations

 

In the process of caring for your loved one with dementia, you may have come across times when she says that she just saw her dead husband walk pass the window, or shout at non-existent bugs crawling on the floor.

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