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When people like to give unsolicited caregiving advice, criticism or how to do your job better

When we become caregivers, we may find ourselves in a situation where family members, relatives, friends or visitors like to tell us how to do our jobs better. They may offer unsolicited advice, sometimes delivered in a harsh and patronising tone. Or they criticize us for doing a bad job. I did a video on …

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My mom now has a tracheostomy tube linked to continous oxygen

For the past few months, my mom have shown signs of decline in her lung function. Her oxygen levels, when tested with a oxymeter both at home and hospital had been low, like real low below 90. We have been bringing her to hospital frequently due to worsening wheezing and continous sounds from her. Each …

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Soft food for elderly / loved ones with difficulty swallowing

I’ve seen a number of cases of elderly or older folks who develop difficulty swallowing. They may find it hard to eat food normally and would often choke or have food stuck in their throat, unable to swallow without water. Note: I know of a lady who have Alzheimers who also develop difficulty swallowing like …

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Considerations before switching from Nasogastric (Ryles) to PEG Tube feeding

PEG tube (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)  is a feeding tube that is surgically placed in the stomach to enable feeding directly. It is usually recommended if a feeding tube needs to be placed on a patient for long term basis. Examples are in case of stroke/ ALS patients who could no longer swallow, and illness/physical injury …

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DNR does not mean denying treatments that can help the patient recover

In this article, I would provide the lay perspective of what a DNR meant in Thailand. This is because I have read some scary accounts where patients in ER in some hospitals overseas were denied treatments…. just because they have a DNR. These are not treatments like CPR or oxygen intubation, but more of like …

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Preserving Dignity and treating our loved ones who have Alzheimers/Dementia with respect

As the stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia progresses, our loved one would no longer be able to comprehend or understand the meaning of dignity and privacy. They would no longer feel humiliation or shame if their uncovered body is exposed in public, nor would they feel embarassment when their diapers are completely soiled and the …

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Medicine Tracker- to know how much medicine to purchase with free download

Have you ever encounter the situation where you were given either too much or too little medication during a doctor appointment? The worst is when the medication prescribed is insufficient, and if the medication can only be issued under prescription, you would need to travel all the way to the clinic or hospital to make …

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