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Sibling Conflict in Caregiving

When caregivers talk about the stress of caring for their parents, the next issue that they bring up is most often that they lack the support from their siblings. When taking on such a huge emotional and physical task, you would naturally need as much help as you can get. Uncertainty in the situation of …

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9 Things I Learnt from a Preventing Dementia Mooc

Is it possible to prevent dementia? Is it genetic? Photo by Alex Harvey 🤙🏻 on Unsplash Last week, I started on the May 2018 Preventing Dementia MOOC by Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. It is aimed at answering the question on the minds of many — Can dementia be prevented? The course covers the risk factors of …

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How do you deal with being different?

“Everyone’s different” — It’s one of those cliche things to say.  But, you don’t realise how much it bugs you until being different inconveniences you. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash I remember often being told that when you meet someone with dementia, you’ve only met one person with dementia. Even the Alzheimer’s Disease Association programme for persons with …

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Five big insights on Alzheimers/Dementia

We started a Facebook group of caregivers, healthcare professionals and people who care about alzheimers/dementia last year. Through this, we learn more about the community of caregivers and the condition everyday. People in the group share various articles of what other countries are doing about dementia, videos of caregivers and persons with dementia who share …

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Are you guilty?

Photo by Alex Ivashenko on Unsplash I’m writing this not to gain sympathy but because I know there are tons of people who feel a million times worse than me. Through Play HuaHee, I’ve learnt that there is power in sharing vulnerabilities. Today’s sharing is on guilt. The guilt of not becoming a good enough mother, daughter, brother …

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The horrifying effect of sugar on dementia

Sugar speeds up dementia. My grandma's experience with sugar and the effect on her memory and moods.

My family had the most shocking discovery about sugar recently. During the Christmas holiday, I brought my grandma down for a walk and to reward her for exercising.. i gave her some Garrett popcorn that I got for Christmas. We don’t really have much sweets at home so this was a treat for her. I …