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5 Ways You can Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

 

As much as researchers have made inroads into finding new treatments that alter the course of dementia and improve the quality of life for people with the condition, searching for a cure has proved elusive. Alzheimer’s Disease is gaining a more prominent presence among causes of disability and death.

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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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Dealing with Dementia: the First Step

 

With a new case of dementia diagnosed every four seconds, we can never be absolutely sure if the behaviour our loved ones exhibit is, in fact, the symptoms of the condition. Is grandpa forgetting where he left the television remote control for the umpteenth time a cause for concern?

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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

Still Alice … And Only 100 Years Young

 

“What’s there to be unhappy? Must always have a smile.” With an easy smile and the occasional hearty chuckle, Madam Alice Lim certainly embodies the spirit of someone who has seen it all and appreciates the simple things in life.

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4 Treatable Conditions that can be Mistaken for Dementia

 

As the adage goes, we are not to judge a book by its cover. Likewise, not all symptoms of dementia point to the onset of the disease. It is easy to panic and fear the worst the moment you lose your way or misplace your coffee mug, but rather than indicating that you are entering the early stages of dementia, self-perceived cognitive problems may also possibly stem from other conditions that slipped under the radar.

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Art Attack!

 

Creative expression has always been a key pillar of human development and achievement. Our ability to create through art is a sign of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being, allowing us to reach heights and satisfaction that would otherwise be difficult to attain.

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First Come, First Safe: The Importance Of Early Diagnosis

 

Punctuality is a virtue, but when it comes to the diagnoses of illnesses and diseases like dementia, being prompt is not only highly recommended, it can even be crucial to your health and well-being. Dementia is no different.

 

Studies have shown that as many as half of people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias go undiagnosed.… 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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