Caregiver Comfort

OVERJOYED- Caring for loved one with Alzheimers/ dementia or special needs child

For those who are caring for a loved one who does not intact cognitive function, such as a parent who have dementia/ Alzheimers, a special needs child or an autistic sibling….. by looking at it from another perspective, we can discover joy in caring for them. Check out my Shorts video: I speak humbly from …

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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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Considerations before placing an Alzheimer/Dementia patient on tube feeding

It is said 65 percent of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients would develop dysphagia, ie gradually losing the swallowing reflex towards the end stage of their disease. Even though they could still swallow, the quantity of fluid and nutrients is no longer sufficient to keep them alive for long. Hence, the decision would have to be …

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Finding happiness and meaning in caregiving, minimizing caregiver burnout

In May 2017, I resigned from a relatively stable corporate job to care for my mother full time. My mom was hospitalized in February 2017 due acute hepatitis B (she was turning yellow with jaundice, wanted to sleep all the time and was losing energy and motivation).  By March 2017, I took one month’s no …

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