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Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Preparing for Doctor’s Visit

Being well-prepared for a doctor's visit will be beneficial to you and your loved one living with dementia. Keep a symptom diary for your loved one A diary helps you keep track of signs and symptoms experienced by your loved one. Record the symptoms or behaviours exhibited – when and how they started and how [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Why Do Behavioural Changes Happen?

Dementia is accompanied by behavioural changes, which affect your loved one living with dementia and all of you around him/her. Behavioural changes can be one of the aspects of dementia that are most difficult to address. Persons living with dementia who experience behavioural changes are often described as having a “completely different personality” from their [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Managing Agitation & Aggression

At some point, your loved one living with dementia may behave aggressively, display an outburst of emotions, or act angrily towards individuals around them. Defining Agitation & Aggression Agitation A set of behaviours that involve a person living with dementia experiencing verbal or motor anxiety.1 Aggression A further level of agitation in which the behaviours [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Managing Sundowning

What Is Sundowning? Your loved one living with dementia may display behaviour changes particularly in the evening which include agitation, aggression, confusion and restlessness. This is known as sundowning and often occurs in the moderate to severe stages of dementia. There is now a Night Respite service available for caregivers of persons living with dementia [...] Read More

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Why Do Behavioural Changes Happen?

Dementia is accompanied by behavioural changes, which affect persons living with dementia and individuals around them. Behavioural changes can be one of the aspects of dementia that are most difficult to address. Persons living with dementia who experience behavioural changes are often described as having a “completely different personality” from their “old self”. Different behaviour [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Managing Wandering Behaviour

Many persons living with dementia feel the urge to walk about and in some cases leave their homes. Though it is sometimes termed as “wandering”, it is rarely ever aimless. Persons living with dementia may simply not remember where they had set out to go, or what they had intended to do. It is all [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Additional Resources for Other Behaviour Changes

1. Talking Point | CNA Insider Looking after a loved one living with dementia can be frustrating. In this episode of Talking Point, it provides you with some tips on what to do when you face the following 3 scenarios - when your loved one living with dementia: 1. Refuses to bathe 2. Forgets that [...] Read More
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