Caring for & Living with Dementia: Tips & Resources

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Fall Prevention 101 – Build Muscles

Fall Prevention 101 – Build Muscles

Yes, you must have been waiting for this issue since I had been asking you to look out for it in my previous articles! After talking to so many older adults, I found out that retaining their ability to move about independently is one of the […]

Caregivers! Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

Caregivers! Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

Caregiving is an important yet at times frustrating, tiring, draining and stressful activity. In August 2017, I wrote about the 4 easy ways for caregivers of persons with dementia to keep their sanity: BLAA, BLAA – Breathe, Laugh, Accept and Adapt. Time flies! 2017 is […]

Help, Do I Really Need To Take Medicines?

Help, Do I Really Need To Take Medicines?

Last month, I wrote about the use physical restraint on grounds of keeping the patient safe and prevent falls. But that is not the only form of restraint that our society is using on seniors with dementia, there is yet another form of restraint known […]

Don’t Tie Me Up To Keep Me Safe!

Don’t Tie Me Up To Keep Me Safe!

The use of restraints on confused seniors has always been very close to my heart. Back in the 1990s, as a young nursing student, I was taught to use physical restraints to tie patients to their hospital beds so that they could not walk about, […]

S.M.I.L.E – 5 Tips When Caring For Your Loved Ones With Dementia

S.M.I.L.E – 5 Tips When Caring For Your Loved Ones With Dementia

In the month September, I was fortunate to be one of the volunteers to accompany about 15 seniors with dementia for their National Museum tour together with a few of their loved ones. While spending time with them, I observed that most of them had […]

Certified Eden Alternative Training 3-5Oct 2017. Don’t miss it!

Certified Eden Alternative Training 3-5Oct 2017. Don’t miss it!

Join my friend, Sally Hopkins (Executive Director / Vice Chair Eden International Board), and her colleague, Marlene Grogan (Dementia Care Consultant), this October for an exciting 3-day journey into the world of person-directed care! What: Certified Eden Associate Training has been changing lives for over twenty years. […]

Don’t Write Off People With Dementia

Don’t Write Off People With Dementia

In many countries, including Singapore and the United States, people with dementia are often drugged, physically restrained, neglected, subject to emotional abuse, and at times physical abuse too as the disease progresses. In this World Dementia Month, I like to remember my late-grandparents who had […]

4 Ways to Maintain Sanity for Caregivers for Persons With Dementia

4 Ways to Maintain Sanity for Caregivers for Persons With Dementia

In a not-so-nice tone, telling the persons with dementia: “Talk so much. Why do you always talk about the past? The past is over. Why can’t you talk about something recent?” “Why are you so loh-soh (long-winded in hokkien), keep talking about the same thing […]

Plan Way in Advance Clearly to Reduce Family Feud like the Lee Saga

Plan Way in Advance Clearly to Reduce Family Feud like the Lee Saga

The unfolding of the Oxley Road saga since mid June 2017 has impacted each and every one of us in some manner. For me, it’s heart-breaking for me to think from PM Lee’s perspective, while he is trying to do his best for our tiny […]

Be Happy, Tap on the Many Existing Strengths in a Person living with Dementia

Be Happy, Tap on the Many Existing Strengths in a Person living with Dementia

And so it happened AGAIN! I was at home and called mum, “Hello mummy, are you at home?” “Yes” came the reply on the other side of the phone line. “I’m coming over to your house right now to pass you some stuff that I […]