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Early Signs Of Dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition that affects millions around the world. It is a term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with a decline in cognitive function, including memory loss, difficulty with language and communication, and changes in mood and behaviour. While dementia is often associated with the elderly, it is not a normal part of the ageing process. Instead, it has a profound impact on the lives of those who are affected and their loved ones.

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5 Engaging Activities For Elderly

Oftentimes, seniors in nursing homes feel bored and lonely as they adapt their social schedules and exercise routines to meet their body’s needs. The loss of their physical capacity in their senior years can be attributed to their brittle bones, putting them at risk for chronic pain and illnesses. However, studies have shown that seniors who lead an active lifestyle tend to be happier.

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Should I Send My Elderly Loved One To Respite Care?

Providing care for an ageing loved one is no easy feat and many caregivers suffer from burnout. More often than not, people often struggle to balance the demands of being a caregiver, committing to their careers, while also fulfilling their family responsibilities. Over time as stress builds up, they find themselves seeking alternative services, such as respite care.

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How can I care for a person with dementia?

In Singapore, there are approximately one in 10 people above the age of 60 who suffer from dementia – about 82,000 people as of 2018 and increasing. The numbers might not surprise you, but it’s never easy to adjust to a loved one being diagnosed with dementia. Caregivers of elderly suffering from dementia will realise that caring for a person with diminishing mental, physical and functional abilities is an enormous and overwhelming task – especially when done alone. Caregivers can begin to neglect their own well-being and experience pressing stress and anxiety.

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