“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life. I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones—people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with,” - prime minister Theresa May ... See MoreSee Less
A young caregiver and looking for tips that you can relate to? Read on. “I don’t claim to be an expert in caregiving. Far from it; I was a rubbish carer a lot of the time. But I’d like to have found some tips more suited to people of my age, so here goes…” By Dawn Vance Five years ago, my ...
Alfred Goh often gets nightmares about passers-by staring at him. For the main door of the two-room Lengkok Bahru flat where the nine-year-old lives with his mother and two sisters is usually left open for ventilation.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
See-Mode Technologies is co-founded by Iranians Milad Mohammadzadeh and Sadaf Monajemi, a husband-and-wife team intent on equipping neurologists and other doctors with data to better assess the risks faced by stroke patients.
Singapore had the highest rate of depression in Asia in 2015. Could you, a friend or a co-worker be afflicted - and can we deal with it as a society?
READ: About depression and how to cope cna.asia/2p541sI #WhyItMatters
SINGAPORE: There is little consensus among Singaporeans on how higher social spending for the elderly should be funded, a study conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) has found. The results of the national survey, released on Thursday (Jan 18), showed that respondents had differing views...
Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America 2018. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.Older adults are one of the United States’ most valuable yet arguably unsung resources. A recent study by the Co...
Anne ChiamWe need to continue to love our loved ones with dementia no matter how challenging it is to care for them.
No one can care for our loved ones the way we want it to be.
And, our loved ones will feel our love, care and affection for them even though they are unable to verbalise it anymore......you can see it through their facial expression, the touch of their hands and at times, body language. They will show contentment, feel secured and a happy baby-like face ......that’s our reward seeing a loved one who is demented this way....
The more you care for a demented loved one, the more you cast your protective wings around him/her, wanting to make sure that he/she is not harmed or hurt in any way....the more you wish you can freeze him/her in time, and not let him/her go....you would love her that much.
We’re thankful to have over 20 amazing friends, including Adrian Pang, Oon Shu An, Darius Tan, Team Night Owl Cinematics team, and Team Basic Models, who have joined us as an #AWWAChangeMaker to raise funds for the 20 programmes we run. With them, we hope to rally more big-hearted people on board to make a difference to more than 6,000 clients across life stages.
You’ll be hearing from your favourite personalities on the AWWA causes they are passionate about. You can support this movement through a donation on their fund-raising pages at: awwa.give.asia/ or spread the word about #AWWAChangeMaker by sharing this post.
If you’d like to find out more about this movement, visit www.awwa.org.sg/awwa-changemakers/
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A national register of people with intellectual disabilities can help the Government and community keep track of them and ensure they are given help if needed, said voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
While ageing is often associated with a decrease in independence, new technology is helping the elderly cope better with challenges. Here's a look at the experiences of three seniors. . Read more at straitstimes.com.
The game "Sea Hero Quest" seek to observe your spatial navigation skill, one of the first innate abilities dementia sufferers experience a deterioration in. The data gathered is contributing towards a better understanding of what 'normal' looks like -- the benchmark for navigation skill across different demographics of people.
"Sea Hero Quest" is available to download for free via the iTunes App store and Google Play. ... See MoreSee Less
More than five-million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and there's no cure for the illness. But now, British researchers are hoping a new video game will produce valuable data to help diagnose the earliest signs of dementia.