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Dementia and Employment: Give us a chance to remain employed

 

By Emily Ong, Dementia Advocate

 

Living with neurodegenerative disorders like dementia does not mean individuals suddenly lose their functional capacity and work skills upon diagnosis. Unless it is rapidly progressive dementia, many of us continue to live well for a very long time if we do our part to stay physically fit, mentally active, socially engaged, and eat well.

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Words Hurt

 

Hurt can take many different forms; it’s more than physical pain. Words, especially, have the power to hurt, and the scars that result aren’t just skin deep.

 

The words we choose to use can have a significant and lasting impact on someone’s psyche, which makes adopting the use of appropriate words all the more important.… 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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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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