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Caregivers

Four Ways To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

 

Caregiving is rewarding, but can also be a stressful experience. It’s important to take care of yourself to avoid feeling burned out by the challenges you deal with.

 

Caregiving is by no means an easy task, especially if you’re the primary caregiver of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.… Read the rest

Handling Dementia Denial

 

It can be difficult to accept a dementia diagnosis, and understanding the reason behind the denial is important to coming up with strategies to help your loved one.

 

Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be harrowing—it’s normal for the person who has been diagnosed to feel a range of negative emotions, from sadness to frustration, or even outright denial.… Read the rest

Empowering Dementia Care Practitioners with VIPS

 

On 3 to 6 September 2019, ADA organised a series of lectures and workshops by Professor Dawn Brooker from the University of Worcester and Director of the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS).  An inaugural visit to Singapore, she was accompanied by Ms Isabelle Latham, Senior Lecturer at ADS.

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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

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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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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Uncovering The Facts Of Vascular Dementia

 

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s. Here are the facts that you should know about this form of dementia.

There are many different forms of dementia, with vascular dementia being second to Alzheimer’s disease in terms of prevalence.… Read the rest

Finding Joy in Caregiving

 

Caregiving can seem difficult, but there is also plenty of joy that is waiting for you if you change your perspective a little.

As a caregiver, it can be hard to find joy in what you do at times. Watching your loved ones decline over an extended period is not an easy experience to go through, and nothing you’ve experience in life really prepares you for the day-to-day challenges of caring for a person with dementia.… Read the rest