Medical appointments are some of the more essential reasons that will see us leaving the house amidst the COVID-19 measures. During these appointments, taking extra precautions will go a long way in keeping our loved ones safe.
In order to make important healthcare and financial decisions for someone who has lost their mental capacity, it’s important to begin the process of applying for a Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) early. Here’s how, and what you can do if a loved one has lost their mental capacity before they were able to successfully apply for an LPA.
Have you always felt a higher calling to provide care to others? Or perhaps you heard from a friend that freelance caregiving is an excellent way to gain extra income! Though an immensely rewarding experience, caregiving may not always be an easy journey for some. Read on to find out some little-known truths about caregiving to better prepare yourself for your caregiving journey!
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.
World Stroke Day is commemorated on 29th October, to raise awareness for stroke and provide better support initiatives for stroke survivors. In Singapore, stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults and the fourth most common cause of death. As our national population ages, the prevalence of stroke will continue to increase. Therefore, we need to ensure the needs of stroke survivors are well-taken care of at all stages of their recovery.
National survey shares that 72 percent of persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, while 50 percent feel they cannot be open with others regarding their condition.
In Singapore, deaths from stroke are increasing every year, and those affected by stroke are getting younger (1 in 4 patients hospitalised for stroke in 2017 were aged under 60 years). Did you know that there are 26 new stroke cases in Singapore every day? If you are not eating and drinking well after your stroke, you are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications and you may take longer to recover than before. Therefore, it's important to eat well after a stroke. Positive changes from the diet will help you to regain your strength and energy faster in the recovery process, which will last through your rehabilitative treatments.