Caring for & Living with Dementia: Tips & Resources

Strategies for Living with Dementia

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]