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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

How To Handle Medical Appointments Amidst COVID-19

 

Medical appointments are some of the more essential reasons that will see us leaving the house amidst the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker measures. During these appointments, taking extra precautions will go a long way in keeping our loved ones safe.

The simplest way to reduce the risk of you or your loved ones getting COVID-19 is to avoid leaving the house unnecessarily.… Read the rest

Monitoring Your Loved Ones For COVID-19 Symptoms

 

It’s important to monitor your loved ones for COVID-19 symptoms, to ensure that you can respond in a timely manner should the need arise.

It might seem unnecessary if you and your loved ones are mostly staying at home, going out only for essential services, but those trips outside or contact with delivery persons does put us at risk.… Read the rest