Caring for & Living with Dementia: Tips & Resources

Dementia Caregiver

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 […]

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 […]