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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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A Family Empowered, Despite Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2021 10:34:09 AM / by Alzheimer's Association of Singapore posted in Positive Reinforcements, Alzheimer Care, Caregiving Journey

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Tips for kids with Special Needs to Wear a Mask

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2021 10:58:56 AM / by Joy Christin Johnson posted in Positive Reinforcements, Mask, Learning Environment, Parenting, Special Needs

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Vitamin D Deficiency : What You Should Know

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2021 6:59:48 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Positive Reinforcements, Vitamin-D, Causes of Vitamin-D Deficiency

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Vitamin D deficiency is when your body does not have enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to your body for many reasons:

  •  It helps the body absorb two important minerals—calcium and phosphorus.
  •  It plays a role in bone health.
  •  It may help to prevent some diseases, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
  •  It plays a role in muscle function, including heart function.

If vitamin D deficiency is severe, it can cause a condition in which your bones become soft. In adults, this condition is called osteomalacia. In children, this condition is called rickets.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2021 11:30:52 AM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children, Slice Of Life, Positive Reinforcements, Specific Learning Difficulties

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Learning disabilities can affect children from time to time and as young as 4-5 years old. While some learning disabilities can be attributed to variations in development, parents and educators should look out for consistent patterns of learning difficulties in children. 

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The Impact Of Covid-19 In Pregnancy & Childbirth

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2021 12:30:00 PM / by Dr Sumita Dhiwakarr posted in Caring For The Elderly, Impact Of Covid-19, Pregnancy & Childbirth

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The current pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is spreading at an unprecedented rate globally. Pregnant women and their foetus are a high-risk group during outbreaks of infectious disease. Study shows that pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 seen at a hospital are less likely to suffer fever or muscle pain, but if they develop serious illness, they are more likely than non-pregnant women with COVID-19 to require intensive care.

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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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