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Technnology To Help With Dementia Care

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly, Technology Is Vital

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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.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn): Feels Like A Heart Attack

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when acid from the stomach flows up into the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach (esophagus). Normally, food travels down the esophagus and stays in the stomach to be digested. However, when a person has GER, food and stomach acid sometimes move back up into the esophagus.

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Have you been playing with your child wrongly this whole time?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2021 9:56:41 AM / by KidzMatters posted in Caring For Your Children

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When it comes to playing with your child and introducing learning during play, you may see yourself as his/her learning coach. With conscious guidance, children can learn naming numbers, letters, shapes, or colours, problem solving skills to social emotional skills. While this is not wrong, there's an even better way to do it!

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Are you taking Antibiotics? Here's what you need to know

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2021 12:04:30 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Antibiotic medicines are used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as strep throat and urinary tract infection (UTI). Antibiotic medicines will not work for viral illnesses, such as colds or the flu (influenza). They work by killing the bacteria that is making you sick. Antibiotics can also have serious side effects. It is important that you take antibiotic medicines safely and only when needed.

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How a Dementia Journal Makes Caregiving Easier

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2021 5:36:06 PM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Consistently taking notes on dementia symptoms can help you feel more in control of your caregiving journey, and can also help you better understand your loved one’s needs.

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Do You Have Computer Vision Syndrome?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2021 11:44:35 AM / by Ken Yeong posted in Wellness

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Don’t worry. It is not a new form of virus nor is it contagious. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), otherwise known as digital eyestrain is simply a condition where one experiences a group of eye and vision related symptoms after long hours of computer use.

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A guide to Parenting Children with Special Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2021 10:27:46 AM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children, Slice Of Life

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Welcoming a specially-abled child in your family isn't as easy as falling off a log. Cosmic questions and thoughts halt your consciousness. Where do we go? What to do? and perhaps the most salient of them all, why us?

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What Is Crohn's Disease?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2021 10:18:42 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Crohn's disease is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn's disease often causes irritation and inflammation in the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine, but it can affect any part of the GI tract. Crohn's disease is part of a group of illnesses that are known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Crohn's disease may start slowly and get worse over time. Symptoms may come and go. They may also go away for months or even years at a time (remission).

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Responding to Mood Changes in your Loved Ones

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2021 10:50:44 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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With most of the family staying home during this period, persons with dementia might be confused or stressed by the changes in their daily environment and routine. As caregivers, it is important to reassure them and find ways to reduce the factors that affect their mood.

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Understanding Lung Cancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2021 5:09:25 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Lung cancer is an abnormal growth of cancerous cells that forms a mass (malignant tumour) in a lung. There are several types of lung cancer. The types are based on the appearance of the tumour cells. The two most common types are:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer. This type of lung cancer is the most common type. Non-small cell lung cancers include squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.
  • Small cell lung cancer. In this type of lung cancer, abnormal cells are smaller than those of non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer gets worse (progresses) faster than non-small cell lung cancer.
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