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Music Therapy: Bringing Special Voices to Seniors

There is often much talk about creating an inclusive society for people with special needs. Last week, we met someone who is doing this with the Singapore Special Voices. Magdalene Wong is not creating an inclusive society by treating children with special needs as beneficiaries. Instead, she is empowering them to give back to the community, and hone their talents …

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Why should you take Turmeric?

I think many of us have heard that Turmeric has been said to improve memory and moods. But, does it really work? How do you take Turmeric?

Joy Julian, caregiver to her mother (right) has seen positive results after giving her mum Turmeric. I think many of us have heard that Turmeric has been said to improve memory and moods. But,  a few questions come to mind — does it really work? And, how do you take Turmeric? Curcumin which is a substance …

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11 Services for Seniors in Singapore

If you are caring for a senior, you may be wondering how to keep your loved ones occupied. You may be looking for activities, companionship, caregiving or exercise related services for your loved ones. I’ve compiled a list of options that you can consider. This is definitely not a comprehensive list. If you know of any services that …

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Early Intervention: Does Hua Hee help your grandma?

After experiencing the pain of dementia at home, Christel Goh creates games for people and communities to engage seniors.

When i share with others about my card games, many often ask, “So, your grandma is better now because of your card games?” To which, I would reply that my family does many different things, in the area of early intervention. In this blog post, I share about the various lifestyle interventions — food, activities, exercise and …

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Seven resources for people caring for seniors

Seven resources for people caring for seniors

Photo by Josh Appel on Unsplash If you are caring for a senior or a loved one, you probably have many unanswered questions. Questions that come to you in the middle of the night. You wonder if anyone goes through the same challenges as you. If other caregivers also encounter the problem of having the smell of pee …

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Consistency means running for the long haul

I grew up wanting things fast. But, i've learnt that consistency means running for the long haul. Pick yourself up if you fall.

Photo by Alex wong on Unsplash I grew up wanting things fast. In an efficient city-state like Singapore, everything comes to you with a click of a button. Words like “persistence” and “consistency” seemed like text book stuff that I could never really relate to. But, seeing my grandma gain strength in her legs reminds me why consistency needs …

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