When the sun sets, Mr Pang Ah Leng, 88, gets confused. He paces around his five-room flat in Choa Chu Kang, occasionally blurting out incomprehensible statements. Sometimes, he removes his pants in the living room. Mr Pang suffers from sundowning...
Even when Alzheimer's is at an advanced stage you can get through to the patient using these simple communication techniques.By Carole B. Larkin Alzheimer's Reading RoomI had an ah ha moment reading this Parade Magazine article (which I edited for length). Three brilliant ideas - memory flashcards
As caregivers we start out venting, after a while it sounds like we are constantly complaining. Eventually friends and family get tired of listening to us.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhat happens next? One by one they start to disappear.They really don't understand what is happening to us.
These days, more seniors are able to remain in the comfort of their own home as they age. This is partly due to the increasing amount of available resources for the elderly. Utilizing these resources is an important step in reducing … Read More
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I wondered if instead of complaining, could I replace the "bad" patterns of behavior that come along with dementia - patterns of behavior that were driving me crazy - with "new" more positive patterns of behavior?Always Be Kinder Than You FeelListen Now or Continue ReadingBy Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's R
Once you accept and understand Alzheimer's - the environment changes. Everything slows down. You slow down. Instead of feeling chaos and stress, you start to feel comfortable. Normal actually.I finally learned to accept Alzheimer's disease by conceptualizing a new and different world --Alzheimer's W
I miss Lucy Tan and still cannot believe she is gone. Head of the PeaceConnect Senior Activity Centre, the 72-year-old who behaved decades younger, was one of my closest partners in service. The magnet and live wire of the Beach Road-North Bridge Rd rental housing cluster, she ably led a team of dedicated social service folks to serve the thousands of elderly poor here. She guided and supported me protectively since the first day I became an MP in this estate. She defended me without fear whenever she saw anything that was unjust or untrue. Her high-energy no-nonsense yet compassionate style made her a trusted beacon to so many residents, donors, volunteers and agencies.
A devout Christian, Lucy has returned home to a better place. But she will be dearly missed by so many of us who have been deeply impacted because of who she was and what she did. Goodbye Lucy. Thank you and hugs forever. #wonderwoman
SINGAPORE: If you are at least 45 years old and want to start volunteer work before retiring, RSVP Singapore wants to engage you. The non-profit organisation, known in full as Organisation of Senior Volunteers Singapore, launched an initiative called Retire with a Purpose on Saturday (Sep 9), to enc...
BBC News Important info on side-effects of this drug which treats epilepsy for couples planning to have children. ... See MoreSee Less
"'I don't think I'll ever forgive myself"
Julie took 'sodium valproate' for epilepsy throughout her four pregnancies. Three of her children were born with disabilities caused by the drug. Read more here: bbc.in/2xxP0m7
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Worried that your loved one may have Alzheimer's? Here are 10 early signs and symptoms you may notice. Early diagnosis is important as it allows one to live well for longer.
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[NEW WOMENTALK SOUL EPISODE]
In our new series on WomenTalk Soul, we speak with Dr Radiah, who is the founder of Club H.E.A.L, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower individuals suffering from mental illness and rehabilitate them back into society. She addresses some of the misconceptions that people have about mental illness, and explains the importance of education in creating hope for both the community and caregivers.
Do stay tuned for more episodes with Dr Radiah, where she will continue to share with us about various mental health issues in Singapore.