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An Advice From A Family Caregiver

The following answers are from a family caregiver, Cinthia Lim, to questions posed in our Facebook group, Fighting Dementia With Hua Hee. Question: Why Is My Loved One With Dementia Behaving Like This? Answer: I think she’s just going through a lot of transitions in her own mind there are a lot of losses (memory, …

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How Do You Facilitate Activities For Seniors With Dementia?

These are different variations that you can use below. Most importantly, do make conversations with seniors while carrying out the activity. Questions can include whether objects are familiar to them, or how they feel about the activity. Keep this in mind: The aim of the activity is not to strive for perfection, but to create …

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Lessons from ASEAN students on ageing

Singapore University of Social Sciences Social Innovation Programme

Last week, the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) asked me to do a sharing on Play Huahee. This was for ASEAN students who travelled to Singapore for SUSS Social Innovation Programme. It was a really fun experience hearing from a room full of students from countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore. …

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“Kong simi wei?!” You need to learn dialect. Here’s how.

Dialects are an integral part of Singapore culture: Singlish is a mesh-up of the various dialects and we all know the kopitiam lingo for ordering coffee.

Dialects are an integral part of Singapore culture: Singlish is a mesh-up of the various dialects and we all know the kopitiam lingo for ordering coffee. However, the younger generations, and I speak for myself too, are often called “bananas” or referred to as people who “jiak kantang” (eat potato) for being “yellow” with our …

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6 Time-saving Apps Caregivers Can Use for Peace of Mind

6 Apps for Caregivers in Singapore

Keith’s mum and his late grandmother In April 2011, my grandmother fell and broke her hip. She required surgery to replace it and needed a lot of care to recover. She had to move from the hospital to the rehabilitation centre and finally back home. It was a challenging experience. My mother had to juggle …

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Just make them laugh

Aging is tough. We need to find ways to bring joy back to our seniors.

Aging is tough. We need to find ways to bring joy back to our seniors. Last week, my grandma had quite a bit of difficulty getting out of the room. She fell the day before. Although she had no injuries, it made her weaker. It was an intense and stressful situation getting to the dinner …

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