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Melissa C

AwarenessCaregiving Tips
December 5, 2018

Dementia’s Hidden Darkness: Violence and Domestic Abuse

Despite its obvious significance, this dementia and domestic violence overlap remains under-recognized and incompletely understood. It’s not a…
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Products and ServicesSingapore
November 29, 2018

Cultivating Shared Experiences Between Caregivers and Their Loved Ones with Dementia

This series shares the journey and motivations of participating teams at Designathon We Remember 2018, which empowers the…
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CaregivingWellbeing
May 7, 2018

Do All Caregivers Matter?

“Caregivers of all ages need support. Shouldn’t we simply support all caregivers?” A belief that all caregivers have the exact…
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AwarenessCultureSingapore
March 23, 2018

Voices from Dementia Caregivers on Pangdemonium’s The Father

Pangdemonium's staging of The Father highlights the journey a family goes through when caring for a loved one with dementia.…
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AwarenessCultureSingapore
February 25, 2018

Pangdemonium’s The Father: Dementia & Who Will Care?

Pangdemonium's staging of The Father is a poignant and devastating exploration of a 70-year-old man’s deteriorating mind as he sinks…
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AwarenessCaregiver
February 8, 2018

An Asian Face to Dementia: Project We Forgot reviews Before We Forget

Before We Forget, also known as The Kid from the Big Apple 2: Before We Forget (我来自纽约2:当我们在一起 in…
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AwarenessSupporter
January 22, 2018

Wat Alz? Kasper’s Story of Memory Places, Imagination, & Dementia

Think about dementia as 'memory loss', and the thought becomes paralyzing. But imagine it as 'communication loss', and…
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CaregivingWellbeing
January 2, 2018

Caregiving & Our New Year’s Resolution: Reserving Time For Myself

The new year brings a fresh start. For many people, that means making New Year’s resolutions. As a…
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CaregivingSingapore
November 27, 2017

The Unsung Hero in Our Journey of Caring: Our Foreign Domestic Worker

I have seen my-then-boyfriend-now-husband, Eric care for his father with dementia and he would not have been able…
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CaregivingSingapore
October 16, 2017

Facing Dementia with Mum and Many Other Caregivers

Galen Yeo is a caregiver to his mother with dementia and the Creative Director of The Moving Visuals…
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CaregivingWellbeing
September 13, 2017

Caregiving from Afar Through Technology

Being far away from someone you love is tough, especially if they have health issues, but fortunately technology…
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AwarenessCaregiver
August 28, 2017

19 Year-Old Strives to Make Dominica a Dementia Friendly Country

Rianna Patterson is bringing waves of change to her community through the Dominica Dementia Foundation. She is also a…
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Awareness
July 1, 2017

#MemoriesMatter: A Snapchat Campaign to Raise Awareness of Dementia in UAE

Designed in a collaboration between Mediavest | Spark, Getty Images and Project We Forgot (PWF), a Snapchat-focused campaign…
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CaregivingWellbeing
June 29, 2017

6 Flags To Know It’s Time To Take A Break From Being A Caregiver

Keep check of your stress level by asking yourself whether you're experiencing any of the following emotional and…
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AwarenessSingapore
June 19, 2017

A Singapore Heritage Card Game Designed to Fight Dementia & Bring Generations Together

Inspired by her grandfather's battle with dementia and now looking for ways to engage with her grandmother, Christel Goh,…
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CaregiverUK
June 1, 2017

Alzheimer’s Might Rob You of Your Memory, But it Can’t Take Away How You Choose to Face it As a Family

Keir Gravil, from the UK, was 26 when his father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. He brings us through his…
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CaregiverSingapore
May 22, 2017

From Struggle Comes Strength: Inspiring Other Young Caregivers

Eric Lim, based in Singapore, was 24 years old when he started caring for his father who was…
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CaregiverU.S.
May 15, 2017

Loving Through Dementia: For Better or For Worse

Jaime Pollard-Smith looks back at the power of her parents' marriage as she celebrates their 46th wedding anniversary this…
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CaregiverIsrael
April 25, 2017

Dementia: The Battle of Getting Help is Hard When Fighting It Alone

Liza Futerman was in her 20s when her mom, based in Israel, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. She…
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CaregiverSingapore
March 1, 2017

Loving Our Dad Just As He Loved His

Uzairah Azaman, from Singapore, was 24 years-old when her father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. She shares how…
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U.S.Wellbeing
February 27, 2017

Have The Talk

I’ve learned to value failed conversations, missed connections, confusions. What remains is what’s unsaid, what’s underneath. Understanding on…
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CaregiverHungary
February 22, 2017

Mum’s Dementia and Why It is Important to Educate The Young

Tamas Tatai was 41 years old when he moved from the UK back home to Hungary to care for…
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CaregivingSingapore
December 15, 2016

Keep It Inclusive, Simple and Safe This Holiday Season

Busy, loud and full of cheer with lots of hugs and smiles to go around. Festivities are always…
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SingaporeYoung Caregiver
December 14, 2016

Grandma’s Dementia And How Ignorance Was Certainly Not Bliss

Joanna Sun, from Singapore, shares her memories growing up with grandma and reflects on seeing grandma's progress through dementia.…
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MalaysiaYoung Caregiver
November 22, 2016

She’s Family You Know? And You Never Give Up on Family

29 year-old Bobby Tan, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recalls his childhood with his grandma and shares snippets of…
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U.S.Young Caregiver
November 22, 2016

Mom’s Dementia and My Journey to Acceptance

“Whoever is present are the right people. Whenever it begins is the right time. Whatever happens is the…
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JapanYoung Caregiver
November 1, 2016

Dementia: The Hardest But the Most Beautiful Times Were When There Were Glimpses of Her Former Self

Born and based in America, Carina Mask was always traveling back to Japan to visit her grandparents. She documents her grandparents'…
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CaregivingSingapore
October 10, 2016

Think Your Loved One Has Dementia ? Tips When Talking To Your GP

With all the education on dementia, it is also easy for a lot of people to jump the…
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Current
August 15, 2016

‘Memory’: The Struggle Through Diagnosis, Confusion And Progress of Young-Onset Dementia

A 16-episode Korean drama series. A painful portrayal of how a patient struggles between the fleeting states of…
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Young Caregiver
April 18, 2016

Fighting The Alzheimer’s Battle Fiercely And Remembering Mom For Who She Was

Choosing to remember their mother for who she was before the illness, Ana and Lexi has set up…
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Caregiving
April 18, 2016

What I Learnt Trying To Build Meaningful Conversations With My Mum

Not knowing how to keep a conversation moving when your loved one has dementia can really put a…
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AwarenessYoung Caregiver
April 7, 2016

Grandson Produces A Short Film To Celebrate His Grandmother’s Life

Project We Forgot speaks with Bart Frank, Founder of ObjektFilms, on the story behind the short film Joy and his…
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Current
April 7, 2016

Joy, A Short Film On The Memory Of A Faded Mind

This short film by British filmmaker Bart Frank aims to celebrate the life of his Grandmother, Joy, while giving…
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Awareness
March 24, 2016

Daughters Photograph Mom Battling With Alzheimer’s In A Series of Style Shots

"You can choose to grieve or you can choose to celebrate but most of the time it goes…
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Wellbeing
March 9, 2016

15 Things They Don’t Tell You About Dementia

What other articles out there don’t tell you about how it’s like to live with a parent with this appalling…
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Young Caregiver
March 7, 2016

When The Person You Knew Is Gone, But Not Gone

"Dementia has robbed my mum and me of the time we were supposed to have, and I’m still…
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Young Caregiver
February 19, 2016

What My Mom (& Alzheimer’s) Taught Me

My mom saw beyond the babbles, beyond the memory loss, beyond the physical change, beyond the heartbreaking situation…
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Young Caregiver
January 28, 2016

Courageous And Beautiful, My Memory Of My Grandmother

Born and raised in Japan, Carina Mask, now 27, moved to the U.S when she was just 7…
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Wellbeing
January 11, 2016

4 Ways To Avoid Caregiver Fatigue And Burnout

Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. We're sure you’ve…
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Caregiver
January 4, 2016

My Journey With My Mum: Finding The Lesson And Learning From It

"Through it all, every now and then the wires would connect and she would be herself. Make a…
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Wellbeing
December 17, 2015

How To Avoid Being The ‘Pro’ In Procrastination?

How do we avoid procrastination as a caregiver ? "We begin to work only when the fear of…
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Wellbeing
December 7, 2015

Why Finding Your Community As A Caregiver Is Important

"We’re all holding hands as we guide each other along the endless road of uncertainty. We share our…
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Young Caregiver
December 2, 2015

I Was 8 Years Old And Living With Someone Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

My grandma and her battle with dementia. She might not remember who I am, but I will always remember…
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Wellbeing
November 23, 2015

Are You Eating Right, Caregivers?

Remember, you’re eating healthy not just for yourself, but for your loved ones too. They are the ones who…
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AwarenessSingapore
November 19, 2015

A Journey of Inspiration: Support for Young Caregivers

Melissa Chan, based in Singapore, was 14 when her father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. She was inspired…
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SingaporeSupporter
October 22, 2015

Her Struggle Between Holding On And Letting Go

Before we start to judge and think that people who wish death upon their ailing parents are terrible…
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Caregiver
October 22, 2015

To Live This Gift Of Life We Were Given

A blend of emotions and thoughts caring for mum who has dementia. "Grab these moments and memories and put…
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SupporterWellbeing
October 22, 2015

10 Ways To Help If Her Parent Has Alzheimer’s

Have a fellow girl friend or dating a partner whose parent has Alzheimer’s ? Don’t know how to help?…
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Caregiving
October 22, 2015

5 Ways To Help You Care Better For The Person They Are Now

Tips on remaining in the present and caring for your loved one for who they are now. By Melissa…
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Current
October 22, 2015

Memories Of Our Memories

“We take it for granted but memory is fundamental to everything you do. Our house always smelt of…
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Wellbeing
October 20, 2015

Where’s The Party In My Life?

"But here’s the thing, you need balance. Because without it, you're not going to be able to discover who…
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AwarenessCurrent
October 20, 2015

Visualising An Alzheimer’s Patient’s Experience

Kindness, graciousness, patience and understanding. It all goes a long way in the daily lives of dementia patients.…
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Caregiver
October 14, 2015

Mom’s Killer Alzheimer’s: A Reminder To Enjoy Life’s Best Moments

Remembering memories with mum and looking back at the three main stages of Alzheimer's she went through. By…
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