In this article, a daughter tells her story caring for her mother with dementia and lessons she learned. Be patient, practise self-care, forgive and above all, just love. Dementia home care resources are listed at the end of the article.
Palliative care is a comprehensive and customisable treatment to enhance patient’s wellbeing. In this palliative care guide, we discuss different types and levels of palliative care, how it is different from hospice care, and where and how to find the best palliative care in Singapore.
In this article, we discuss the options of home care, assisted living and nursing home for elderlies. We also cover measures to provide better home care for your elderly including caregiving skills, how to create a senior-safe home, elderly fitness and diet tips if your loved one chooses to age in place.
Dealing with a stroke patient at home requires intensive care and effort. In this home care guide for stroke recovery, we discuss treatments for stroke, after-stroke care and rehabilitation, preventive measures to avoid a recurrent stroke, and stroke support groups and programmes stroke patients and families can tap in. We also cover the causes of stroke, signs and symptoms, and side effects of stroke for a complete understanding of the disease.
Dementia affects one in ten Singaporeans aged 60 and above. In this interview with A/P Dr. Aaron Ang, we covered topics such as dementia causes, dementia symptoms, how to differentiate dementia from old age forgetfulness, current and future treatment for dementia, and his advice on how to care for loved ones with dementia at home.
In this home care guide for cancer patients, we discuss side effects of cancer treatments, care and therapy options to overcome such side effects at home. We also cover support groups in Singapore for cancer caregivers and patients, as well as professional medical services you can rely on as your loved one recuperates at home.
Pressure sores or bedsores are common among patients who are bed-ridden or uses wheelchair for long hours. In this guide, we discuss the symptoms, 4 stages of pressure sores, and how to care for pressure sores at home.
In this caregiver’s guide, we explain the functions of urinary catheter, steps to care for patient with unriary catheter at home, precautions to watch out for. We also list out situations when you should not interfere but call for professional medical help.
Nasogastric tube feeding or NG tube feeding or tube feeding refers to a method of feeding using gastrointestinal track to deliver nutritional supplements directly in to the body. In this caregiver guide, we cover steps to care for patients with tube feeding at home, common complications and how to avoid them.