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失智症友好型的新家坡

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 3:57:26 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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您知道吗?在新加坡,包括阿尔茨海默症在内的失智症患病人数预计在2015年将达到4.5万人,并且将在2030年前达到10.3万人。而根据阿尔茨海默症国际协会的数据,在马来西亚,患病人数会达到这个数字的一倍多。

阿尔兹海默症是失智症的众多形式之一,并且被看作是最常见的失智症。它是一种不可逆转的、程度逐渐递进的大脑紊乱,会慢慢地破坏记忆和思考能力,最终使人连简单的小事都无法做到。

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瑜伽对老年人的益处

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2017 11:22:31 AM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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June Koh出了车祸,右脚踝骨折,她的医生说她的脚踝需要一到两年才能恢复。但June在不到一年的时间内就恢复了——更精确地讲,是六到八个月!她把这归功于瑜伽和冥想。June非常信赖瑜伽所带来的“身体上、精神上、情感上以及心灵上”的益处。

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护理伴侣必不可少的5个理由 | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2017 4:39:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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对于一个被社会问题压得不堪重负的家庭,或一个生活平衡的家庭而言,拥有一位护理伴侣会带来不一样的体验。在CaregiverAsia,我们已经见证了许多客户的良好体验,他们都雇用了护理伴侣来照看他们的老年亲属。

对于聘请护理伴侣仍然有一点不确定吗?那让我们来深入了解下,对于家中有病患的家庭而言,为什么护理员是必不可少的。

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Prevention of Falls in the Elderly

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2017 1:37:15 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Caring For The Elderly

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How many of you are caring for the elderly, or are looking for part-time elderly care? It's not easy. There are so many things to look out for, and so many challenges to face.

One of the biggest challenges is prevention of falls in the elderly. There are many other things to talk about when it comes to caring for the elderly but accidental falling can be a nightmare and is an ongoing plight feared by many. So how do we prevent falls in the elderly?

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5 Reasons Why Caregiver Companions Are Essential | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 6:14:00 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Having a caregiver companion can be the difference of a family burdened by social issues, or a family that’s well balanced in life. Here at CaregiverAsia, we’ve witnessed many positive experiences with clients who’ve hired the services of care companions to watch over their elderly relatives.

Still a little unsure about hiring a care companion? Let’s take an in-depth look at the reasons why these caregivers are essential for families struggling with a sick family member.

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Fall and Injury Prevention in the Elderly

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2017 5:21:33 PM / by CaregiverUSA Corporation posted in Caring For The Elderly

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The medical journal American Family Physician reports that falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits and the primary cause of accidental deaths in adults ages 65 and older. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, approximately one in three adults ages 65 and older falls every year. It is no surprise that fall prevention in the elderly has become a priority for most caregivers.

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Understand, Manage or Prevent Arthritis At Any Age

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2016 6:36:01 PM / by CaregiverUSA Corporation posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Are you suffering from ongoing joint pain? Do you have joint swelling and/or stiffness, tenderness or pain when touching a joint, problems using or moving a joint normally or warmth and redness in a joint? If you answered yes to some of these questions, you might have some type of arthritis. If any one of these symptoms lasts more than two weeks, see your regular doctor or a rheumatologist. If you have a fever, feel physically ill, suddenly have a swollen joint, or have problems using your joint, see your doctor right away.

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Do You Need a Hearing Aid?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 11:58:31 AM / by CaregiverUSA Corporation posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Have you noticed that your hearing isn’t quite what it used to be? Are any of the following statements true for you?

  • I have trouble hearing over the telephone.
  • I find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking.
  • I often have to ask people to repeat what they are saying.
  • I need to turn the TV volume up so loud that others complain.
  • I have a trouble hearing when there is a lot of background noise.
  • I think that others seem to mumble a lot.

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions in this list of hearing loss symptoms adapted from the National Institutes of Health, you should see your doctor to discuss your concerns. You may need a hearing aid.

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Where Should You or Your Loved Ones Live Out the Golden Years?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2016 5:33:41 PM / by CaregiverUSA Corporation posted in Caring For The Elderly

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It is often said that home is where the heart is, but how do you decide where home should be as you or your loved ones age and health decline? Whether you are facing the decision personally or helping an aging parent decide where to live out the golden years, there are many factors to consider. This article will review the key issues that must be addressed when making this decision and also look at how to find resources to support your decision.

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How CaregiverAsia Helps the Elderly Live with Dignity and Familiarity

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2016 5:27:44 PM / by Tony Ta posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Helping our elderly live with dignity and familiarity can be difficult at times but technology and the world of hyper-connectedness are definitely making it easier. We hope that our vision will spur the creation of global communities of care not just to support our aging populations but to cater for all care needs.

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