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Monitoring Your Loved Ones for COVID

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 25, 2020 10:15:15 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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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.

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3 Quick Tips to Calm Your Frustrated Child!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2020 2:26:23 PM / by KidzMatters posted in Caring For Your Children

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Turn your little monster into a angel in these ways!

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Ways to Improve your Marriage while Working from Home Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2020 3:14:30 PM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Wellness, Printables

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Do you and your spouse get on each other's nerves while working from home? Get some tips from Mind Culture on how to improve your marriage in this printable!

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Understanding Heart Failure

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2020 11:34:10 AM / by Ageless Online posted in Wellness

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally with more than 17.9 million people succumbing to the disease each year. Here in Southeast Asia, patients present with acute heart failure (HF) at a younger age (54 years) compared with patients in the US (75 years), experience longer lengths of hospital stays (six vs 4.2 days) and have higher in-hospital mortality (4.8 vs 3.0 percent).

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Do I Have a Food Allergy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2020 11:44:01 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to allergens in food by the body's immune system. If one parent is suffering from a  food allergy, there is a 20-40% probability that the child will also suffer from it. The probability increases to 40-60% if both parents suffer from a food allergy. Foods that commonly cause allergies include seafood, milk, eggs, soy, wheat and nuts such as peanuts, cashews, walnuts and pecans.

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Four Habits that Increase Your Risk of Infection Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2020 2:03:58 PM / by Lim Jia Hui posted in Wellness

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Your daily habits and the way you interact with your surroundings may put you at risk of infections without you realising it. Curious to find out what these daily habits are? Download the printable "Four Habits that Increase Your Risk of Infection" to find out!

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My Journey with My Autistic Son

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2020 10:09:07 AM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children, Slice Of Life

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I am from Balikpapan, Indonesia and I am a mother of two children. My first child is a girl and my second child is a boy. We realized there was something wrong with my second child when he was two years old. He liked spinning the wheel of a toy car for hours instead of playing with it. He also liked walking in circles and only stopped when you held him. He never responded when we called his name. We did not think his actions and responses were unusual. We thought if we waited, these actions and responses would change as he grew older. We were wrong. After 6 months, he remained the same. So, we decided to bring him to a pediatrician and after examining him, he diagnosed my son as having autism. He was two and a half years old.

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Caregiver Burnout: Caring for Individuals with Mental Health Concerns

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2020 12:04:56 PM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Wellness

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Providing care for a mental health patient can be physically, mentally and emotionally tiring. Calvin Leong, a Nurse Manager from CaregiverAsia, shares that caregivers who are experiencing burnout may not realise that they need to seek help for themselves. Even if they do, they may not seek help due to the fear of stigma, or not knowing where to find support.

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Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2020 8:52:22 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Simple Home Remedies for ‘Doctor’ Mummies

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2020 10:07:31 AM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Caring For Your Children

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As a mother, I feel anxious whenever my child falls ill or sustains an injury. I am usually the ‘doctor-mummy’ who provides the first line of treatment and care before deciding whether or not to take my child to the doctor’s. I am sure that most mummies inadvertently play this role of ‘doctor-mummy’ at home too. I recall vividly my mother nursing me back to health in my younger days! For first-time mums, it is likely you may not have a clue what to do. So, here’s an article to help you play the role of ‘doctor-mummy’ in case you do not have immediate access to a doctor’s clinic or hospital.

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