Families have always taken care of their aging, sick or disabled members. This is part of our cultural tradition. However, the increase in the life expectancy of people, in general, has given new meaning to the “older generation.” The elderly of the past is today living longer. With that comes along an extended period of time whereby the quality of life of the person gradually deteriorates and ebbs away.
The first-times in our lives always bring about mixed feelings of anticipation, excitement, and worry. As fathers play increasingly bigger roles in caring for their newborns, becoming a dad for the first time can be daunting if there’s no early notice on what they should expect and manage. As such, we have consolidated a survival guide to help first-time dads conquer their virgin experience!
Freelancing is an admirable profession because freelancers have to be responsible for their own employment rights. Unlike employed individuals who have labor unions protecting their rights, freelancers lack such a luxury. Drafting a freelance service agreement is one way of protecting their rights. However, do you know that an agreement serves to benefit the client as well? If you’re a freelancer or considering to engage a freelancer, it’s important that you understand what entails in a freelance service agreement!
Does your loved one have unexplainable shifts in behavior as the sun begins to set? If this sounds familiar, they may have sundown syndrome.
Many of us often feel guilty at the thought of leaving our loved ones in a nursing home. To some, it may come across as being unfilial in their responsibilities as children, whereas others might be afraid of putting their elderly parents in supposedly horrid living conditions or in the hands of terrible staff members.
With an aging population exacerbated by a poor work-life balance of working Singaporeans, it leaves little to wonder why some working adults are engaging elderly care services to provide quality care for their parents. A plethora of such services are available, which can be categorized into home-based services, center-based services, and residential services. Among these, senior day care and nursing home are common elderly care services that Singaporeans engage. What sets a senior day care center apart from a nursing home? What do they offer in common? Read more to make the correct decision for your parents!
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), pregnant women are part of the high-risk group for contracting influenza. This is most likely due to their suppressed immune system from accommodating the fetus. Furthermore, they are also 7.2 times more likely to be hospitalized as catching influenza increases their risk of complications such as stillbirth, neonatal death, premature delivery, as well as severe disease and death. It was recently discovered that this could be due to the overeager response of their immune system. Although a supercharged immunity system may be seen as something good, however too much of a good thing can turn destructive, especially for these pregnant women.
Making a career switch to be a freelancer is like treading into uncharted territories. In the past, work is assigned to you. Now, you have to source clients for work. In the past, you receive a fixed salary. Now, every penny you earn depends on the number of projects and budget agreed with the client. As a budding freelancer, how do you get yourself out there and receive more projects? Here are some tips to help you get started!
Deception has been considered a common phenomenon in our daily lives. It is the act of hiding the truth or causing someone to believe something that is untrue, hence benefiting individuals. In the session, I have mentioned that people deceive for various reasons because of fear or to avoid being punished, benefiting oneself, to protect a relationship, idealised self-presentation, and last but not least having different types of mental issues.
For many family caregivers, taking care of someone with dementia can be a real challenge. Most of the trouble comes from the caregiver not knowing on what to expect from the illness, and how to correctly react towards their loved ones with dementia. This not only causes a strain in their relationship, but it also puts the caregiver at risk of burnout.