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Five big insights on Alzheimers/Dementia

Five big insights into 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 their struggles and how caregivers should respond in diffferent scenarios.

Yet, we know that every person with dementia responds differently. What works for one may not work for the other.

I feel that the best way to learn about something is when you speak to someone else who’s gone through it before. Through such conversations about their struggles, learnings and victories, I get to learn so much more.

I recently asked this question in the group – “What is the biggest thing you learnt about dementia?
The responses were really insightful.  I’m sharing the insights from the individuals in our Facebook group.
Let me know if there’s more that you think I should add to this piece?
  1. Go with the flow; do not challenge him/her; show love; he/she can feel it – Amanda See Tho
  2. If you’ve met one person with dementia, you’ve met one person with dementia. – Ho Ying Ying
  3. Pretend that i did not answer/said that before, so that i can answer her like she has not ask before. – Yvonne Lim
  4. Do not reason or dispute. White lies are necessary. – Min Wang
  5. Love never dies even if dementia takes away our memories. It’s OK cause we can always create new ones, again and again. – Annie Tan

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