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Caregivers

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