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How to Respond to Common Dementia Accusations

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2021 2:26:41 PM / by Dementia Singapore posted in Dementia, DementiaAwareness

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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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How to Approach a Loved One Whose Mental Health Might Be In a Downward Spiral

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2021 10:02:33 AM / by Calm Collective Asia posted in Mental Health, Self Care, Road to Recovery

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Picture this: your friend starts rejecting invitations to social gatherings, stops replying to your texts and answering your calls, and when you do finally meet in person, your friend is withdrawn and quiet and may even be crying for seemingly no reason. You start to think, maybe something is off, maybe your friend is spiralling. What should you do?

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Weighing Home Care Against Nursing Homes

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2021 9:44:14 AM / by Alzheimer's Association of Singapore posted in Alzheimer Care, Home Care, Nursing Homes

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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 are some key things you might want to consider.

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Parents as Therapists

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2021 11:11:01 AM / by Eblity posted in Positive Reinforcements, Parenting Therapy

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Is it possible for parents to do therapy for their children with special needs? I am sure this question is frequently raised by parents during this pandemic as I myself has this same question.

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Dental Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2021 12:59:11 PM / by Alzheimer's Association of Singapore posted in Dental Hygiene, Dementia Caregivers

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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 more extensive dental procedures are needed later on, while also having the benefit of preventing eating difficulties, digestive problems, and infections. Here are some tips to help maintain good oral health even as dementia progresses.

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When Is A Ketogenic Diet Prescribed?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2021 12:20:59 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Eating Healthily, Ketogenic Diet

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A ketogenic eating plan is a diet that is very low in carbohydrates, moderately low in protein, and very high in fat. Your body normally gets energy from eating carbohydrates. If you limit carbohydrates in your diet, your body will start to use stored fat as an energy source. When fat is broken down for energy, it enters your blood as a substance called ketones. A ketogenic eating plan relies mostly on ketones for energy. This eating plan can cause rapid weight loss because the body burns fat for fuel.

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How to Build Strong Relationships Across Generations

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2021 12:57:18 PM / by Focus On The Family posted in Positive Reinforcements, Familial Ties

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Strategies to Help with Wandering

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2021 1:21:41 PM / by Alzheimer's Association of Singapore posted in Positive Reinforcements, Caregiving Journey, Wandering, declining memory

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Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3 am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her nightgown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.

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Compassion Fatigue Among Caregivers During Covid-19

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2021 10:07:14 AM / by Karl D. LaRowe posted in Positive Reinforcements, Caregiving Journey, Self-Compassion, Compassion Fatigue

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Professionals regularly exposed to the traumatic experiences of the people they service, such as healthcare, emergency and community service workers, are particularly susceptible to developing Compassion Fatigue. This can impact standards of patient care, relationships with colleagues, or lead to more serious mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression.”

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Are You A Helicopter Parent?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2021 11:04:41 AM / by Eblity posted in Positive Reinforcements, Special Needs, Are You a Helicopter Parent

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More often than not when a child is diagnosed with special needs, parents will naturally become “helicopter or lawnmower parents” i.e. hovering over their children all the time or helping their children to overcome any problem all the time without the children getting the benefits of dealing with any problem on their own. They become bodyguards of their children when they are out in the open, catching them before they fall and praising them without any actual effort.

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