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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Dealing with the 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving


November is National Caregivers Month in the United States, and caregivers deserve to be celebrated and acknowledged for their ceaseless care for those in need. Caregivers are the unsung heroes of the frontline of their respective medical spheres, and nobody can truly understand the challenges of caregiving more than a fellow caregiver.

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World Alzheimer’s Month 2017: An Event to Remember


Wholesome activities and informative talks contributed to a rousing event with precious takeaways.



On the 21 and 22 September, we held our annual event in commemoration of World Alzheimer’s Month. Organised in partnership with Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where the event was held, the free two-day community health forum adopted the theme: Remember Me: Early diagnosis means I can live well for longer.… Read the rest

Getting the Art and Science of Wellbeing and Happiness


How can you practice mindfulness at the workplace? What can caregivers do to improve the caregiving experience? These questions and more will be answered at this year’s edition of the Singapore Mental Health Conference (SMHC), a two-day event aimed to foster collaborations among various sectors to build a society that is mentally healthy and resilient.

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A Bitter Pill To Swallow


The role of a caregiver to a person with dementia is both crucial and challenging. The complex nature of the condition demands for a caregiver who is at once both patient and resourceful. One of the biggest areas of struggles caregivers face is to get older persons with dementia to take their medicine.

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Green fingers, colourful minds


Experience the healing effects of cajoling seeds into growth.


Gardening has been shown to have significant health benefits. A moderate intensity exercise, it is also a great stress reliever with a positive effect on mental health. Horticulture soothes the mind and soul by letting persons with dementia interact with the great outdoors and with others, allowing them to become nurturers and boost their sense of self.… Read the rest

Living with dementia

People with dementia exhibit challenging behaviours because the disease has caused changes within the brain. This leads them to have difficulties expressing their needs to you. The following are some suggestions to help you manage these challenging behaviours. Learn to understand their underlying needs, ensure the person’s safety and provide them with as much dignity and independence as possible.… Read the rest