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Adapting Daily Activities For Loved Ones With Dementia

 

Enabling persons with dementia to carry out activities successfully can help bolster their confidence, and empower them to feel better able to maintain a level of independence.

While persons with dementia will need different amounts of help at different stages of dementia, it’s possible to adapt activities to help your loved one perform them independently.… Read the rest

How To Respond To Common Dementia Accusations

 

A person with dementia may sometimes make accusations against people around them, including their family, friends, and caregivers. This can be very challenging to deal with, and it is important to understand that the person with dementia isn’t making this accusations on purpose to hurt you.

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The Use Of Lego Therapy For Dementia

 

One of the activities for World Alzheimer’s Month 2020 was a large mural project made entirely of LEGO pieces! ADA Build with Us 2020 used actual building blocks to celebrate every person with dementia who makes up our wider community; but did you know that LEGO is also a great form of therapy that you can enjoy with your loved one?

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Ways To Create An Empowering Dementia Environment

 

With the overarching theme of ‘Empowerment’, World Alzheimer’s Month 2020 aims to empower and enable every person in Singapore’s dementia community.

Everyone deserves to live meaningful lives #DespiteDementia, and we can help make a difference by creating an enabling environment which empowers those living with dementia to live with dignity.… Read the rest

Tips To Clock Those Steps In A COVID-19 World

 

With many of our schedules still disrupted by COVID-19, clocking our steps isn’t quite as straightforward as climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator as we go about our day.

With most of us working or studying from home on certain days, and restrictions on heading out to crowded areas, COVID-19 has made it difficult to simply clock steps as we go about our day.… Read the rest

Dental Care Tips For Dementia Caregivers

 

Maintaining good oral health is important for your overall health and wellbeing. To help to reduce the risk of developing poor oral and dental health, it’s important to establish a dental care programme.

By encouraging good dental care, you reduce the chance that a more extensive dental procedures are needed later on, while also having the benefit of preventing eating difficulties, digestive problems, and infections.… Read the rest

COVID-19: Minimising Stress With A New Routine

 

COVID-19 has disrupted many of our routines, which can be especially hard on persons living with dementia. During this extraordinary period, it’s important to try to keep to a daily routine as much as possible.

As far as possible, you should minimise any changes to your previous routine, especially when it comes to your loved one’s sleeping and waking schedule.… Read the rest