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An Ode To My Mother

 

Memories may fade with the onset of dementia, but some bonds persist forever. Family of Wisdom Caregiver Grace Eng fondly recalls being touched by her mother’s love and fulfilling her duties as a daughter.

 

 

“Peng, when are we going to wrap ‘zong zi’?” I stopped in my tracks and looked back at her.

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Going Mediterranean

 

Many of us are aware of the importance of eating healthily, and as a result of this consciousness, a myriad of diets has been birthed to address various health concerns. From the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet, which focuses on lowering the body’s insulin levels, to the popular paleo diet, which advocates eating the same foods as our hunter-gatherer ancestors as we were genetically designed to, there has hardly been a time when such great attention is given to food and ingredients.

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3 Tips To Reduce Sundowning

 

You’ve been caring for your grandmother throughout the day, and for the most part, she has been cooperative, responsive, and even jovial at times. However, as evening arrived, she seemed to have become a different person. As the natural light faded, her control over her mental faculties and emotions seemed to diminish as well, resulting in her feeling confused, restless, and irritated.

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Taking A Memory-Filled Breather

 

With the first week of March out of the way, the March holidays is upon us again. This brief term holiday offers a window of opportunity for meaningful family time with both young and old. Take your plans one step further and make it more memorable by incorporating activities that stave off the tendrils of dementia and creates great memories at the same time.

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CNY Packet Racket

 

The Lunar New Year gets therapeutic (and auspicious) with handmade red packet lanterns.

 

With the Chinese New Year festivities upon us, red may just be the warmest colour. It is the time to enjoy the warmth of kinship and good company, tell stories passed down for generations, and of course, indulge in copious amounts of our favourite Chinese New Year grub.

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Take a swipe at dementia

 

Things can get overwhelming in the process of caring for someone with dementia. Naturally, the amount of reliance and responsibility resting solely on a caregiver’s shoulders can be overbearing, not to mention having your personal time and rest stripped away.

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5 New Year Resolutions For Caregivers

 

For many of us, a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. But for a caregiver who bears the noble yet heavy responsibility of looking after a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, the start of a new year brings about an opportunity to alleviate feelings of burnout and set goals to achieve a much-needed balance in life.

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