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Juggling Family, Career, And Caregiving

 

Balancing your time between work, caregiving, and family is becoming more commonplace with higher life expectancies and the increase in dementia. The trick to managing this juggling act often boils down to reaching out and getting help.

As the ageing population grows, there will be an increase in younger adults having to juggle caring for their elderly parents, their career, perhaps even while raising their own family.… Read the rest

Helpful Gifts For Those With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

 

It can seem difficult to find appropriate gifts for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Here are some ideas to help you figure out what will gifts will be helpful and enjoyable to your loved ones.

With the festive season around the corner, you’re probably starting to plan out the gifts that you can give your loved ones.… Read the rest

A Family Empowered, #DespiteDementia

 

Even donning the hat of a full-time caregiver to her special-needs son for the past 10 years couldn’t have prepared Maggie Lee for her husband’s diagnosis of young onset dementia in January 2015. Only 49 years old at the time, the progressive nature of dementia saw Gan Beng Hui eventually having to stop work in 2018.

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Ex-footballers 3.5 Times More Likely To Die From Dementia

 

With the SEA Games coming up, football fans will be treated to football action featuring nations in the region. Players represent their country with pride and passion, but they could risk more. A recent study indicates that former professional footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population.

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More Love For All Seasons

 

ADA’s charity concert, Love For All Seasons, returned for its second edition this year, bigger and better than before.

The curtains closed on ADA’s second edition of Love For All Seasons after two sessions filled with classic tunes which brought the audience on a trip down memory lane.… Read the rest

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

Tackling Dementia-related Sleep Problems

 

We have all been there before: we are all more prone to grouchiness, irritability, and emotional instability when we lack sleep. In today’s fast paced society, sleep – specifically quality, restful sleep – is almost a luxury few can afford, and sleep deprivation has found its ways to affect our lives to varying degrees.

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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

A Day Of Fun, #DespiteDementia

 

 

“We need to focus more on what persons living with dementia can still do despite the condition, rather than what they cannot do.” These were the words of Mr Jason Foo, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease Association, at his opening address for the World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 Carnival, held on 21 Sep this year.

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