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Words Hurt: The Impact Of Words

 

The way we talk about dementia and people living with dementia affects how others view the condition. But why? In the first of this two-part series on the importance of using appropriate language when talking about dementia and those living with it, we delve into why words have such an impact on our perception.

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Technology To Help With Dementia Care

 

Using the technologies available to us today, the dementia care experience can be made slightly easier for the person with dementia and their caregivers alike.

Technological advances present a more convenient alternative for many facets of our daily life, some of which can make a real difference in taking some burden off the caregiver and keeping persons with dementia more comfortable and safe.… Read the rest

Reminiscence Therapy For Dementia

 

Reminiscence therapy uses the senses to help individuals with dementia remember events, people, and places from the past, and can be useful in reducing negative emotions.

Those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia might find themselves losing their short-term memory, but are often able to recall older ones.… Read the rest

Applying For Lasting Power Of Attorney In Singapore

 

In order to make important healthcare and financial decisions for someone who has lost their mental capacity, it’s important to begin the process of applying for a Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) early. Here’s how, and what you can do if a loved one has lost their mental capacity before they were able to successfully apply for an LPA.

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Medication Management With Dementia

 

With some simple reminders and other medication management tools, people with early-stage dementia can continue to take their medication independently.

Keeping track of the medication that needs to be taken at different times of day can be a struggle, especially when there’s a mix of medicine that needs to be taken before and after meals throughout the day.… Read the rest

Weighing Home Care Against Nursing Homes

 

The decision to care for your loved one at home or enroll them in a nursing home can be a difficult one to make. Here’s some key things you might want to consider.

While those with mild dementia are perfectly capable of living independent lives, the support they need from their caregivers will increase as the condition progresses.… Read the rest

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