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Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Managing Negative Emotions

A caregiver’s role is challenging, especially if you need to balance a job, family and housework on top of caring for your loved one living with dementia. You may think you can or should do everything by yourself, or may want things to be done well with very good outcomes. This is understandable, as the [...] Read More

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The Needs of Informal Caregivers

When working with informal caregivers (family members, friends, or foreign domestic workers) of persons living with dementia, it is important to first understand their needs, worries, and struggles, before working with them to develop and implement an effective care and support plan. A research conducted locally in 2013 explored the experiences and challenges informal caregivers [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Dealing With Caregiver Stress

Here are some simple tips for stress management: Adjust Your Mindset • Reframing the situation may help you manage stress. • Remind yourself that you are doing something important for the person in your care. • Know your limits. • Do not give in when your care recipient is too demanding. • Live one day [...] Read More

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Managing Negative Emotions

A caregiver’s role is challenging, especially if one needs to balance a job, family and housework on top of caring for his/her loved one living with dementia. Caregivers may think they can or should do everything by themselves, or may want things to be done well with very good outcomes. This is understandable, as the [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Looking After Yourself

Always remember that part of your duty to your loved one is to take good care of yourself. Most caregivers feel that all their time, energy and care should be given to their loved ones. However, your loved one may suffer too if you do not look after yourself. Here’s a thought to keep in [...] Read More

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Dealing With Caregiver Stress

Here are some simple tips for you can share with caregivers regarding stress management: Adjust The Mindset • Reframing the situation may help one manage stress. • Caregivers have to remind themselves that they are doing something important for the person in their care. • Know their limits. • Do not give in when their [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Taking a Breather

It is good to think about caregiving as something akin to running a marathon. Like in a marathon, you will want to pace yourself, making sure that you do not run too fast and burn out before the race is over. Pace yourself from the start so that you will not be overwhelmed over the [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Managing Grief & Loss

Dealing with loss is a part of life. It is all right to feel sad when a loved one passes on. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. While it is a universal experience, responses to it vary from person to person, depending on a range of factors such as one’s relationship with [...] Read More

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Looking After Themselves

Always remember that part of caregivers’ duty to their loved one living with dementia is to take good care of themselves. Most caregivers feel that all their time, energy and care should be given to their loved ones. However, the person living with dementia may suffer too if caregivers do not look after themselves. Here’s [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Anticipatory Grief

Dementia may gradually change the personality of your loved one. Anticipatory grief occurs when someone questions whether this “stranger” who is living with dementia is the same person they know and love. The changing personality of the person living with dementia could be difficult to accept, especially if you have had a special bond with [...] Read More

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Taking a Breather

It is good to think about caregiving as something akin to running a marathon. Like in a marathon, it will be good for caregivers to themselves, making sure that they do not run too fast and burn out before the race is over. Pace themselves from the start so that they will not be overwhelmed [...] Read More

Care Professional

Managing Grief & Loss

Dealing with loss is a part of life. It is all right for caregivers to feel sad when their loved one passes on. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. While it is a universal experience, responses to it vary from person to person, depending on a range of factors such as one’s [...] Read More

Care Professional

Anticipatory Grief

Dementia may gradually change the personality of a person. Anticipatory grief occurs when someone questions whether this “stranger” who is living with dementia is the same person he/she knows and loves. The changing personality of the person living with dementia could be difficult to accept, especially if the caregiver has had a special bond with [...] Read More
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