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How a Dementia Journal Makes Caregiving Easier

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2021 5:36:06 PM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Consistently taking notes on dementia symptoms can help you feel more in control of your caregiving journey, and can also help you better understand your loved one’s needs.

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Responding to Mood Changes in your Loved Ones

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2021 10:50:44 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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With most of the family staying home during this period, persons with dementia might be confused or stressed by the changes in their daily environment and routine. As caregivers, it is important to reassure them and find ways to reduce the factors that affect their mood.

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COVID-19: Minimising Stress with a New Routine

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2021 10:17:00 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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COVID-19 has disrupted many of our routines, which can be especially hard on persons living with dementia. During this extraordinary period, it’s important to try to keep to a daily routine as much as possible.

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How to Handle Medical Appointments Amidst COVID-19

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2021 11:12:53 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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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.

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Applying for Lasting Power of Attorney in Singapore

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 6, 2021 10:42:06 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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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.

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The Truth about Caregiving

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2020 12:02:31 PM / by Strada Visual Lab posted in Caring For The Elderly, Wellness

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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!

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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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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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Home Care Needs of a Stroke Survivor

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2020 10:41:46 AM / by Lim Jia Hui posted in Caring For The Elderly

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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. 

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Need to change attitudes towards dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2020 11:05:57 AM / by Ageless Online posted in Caring For The Elderly

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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.

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