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Christel Goh

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

| Awareness, Singapore | No Comments
Inspired by her grandfather's battle with dementia and now looking for ways to engage with her grandmother, Christel Goh, 26, based in Singapore, created a card game to help elderly with...
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Alzheimer’s Might Rob You of Your Memory, But it Can’t Take Away How You Choose to Face it As a Family

| Caregiver, UK | No Comments
Keir Gravil, from the UK, was 26 when his father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. He brings us through his journey from the point of diagnosis to realisation and shares how he and...
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From Struggle Comes Strength: Inspiring Other Young Caregivers

| Caregiver, Singapore | No Comments
Eric Lim, based in Singapore, was 24 years old when he started caring for his father who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Through his unwavering dedication to caring for his...
JPS_Wedding_Anni

Loving Through Dementia: For Better or For Worse

| Caregiver, U.S. | One Comment
Jaime Pollard-Smith looks back at the power of her parents' marriage as she celebrates their 46th wedding anniversary this month. She shares her father's strength in caring for her mom who...
PWF_Liza Futerman

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

| Caregiver, Israel | No Comments
Liza Futerman was in her 20s when her mom, based in Israel, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. She shares her journey of loving her mom with dementia and her search...
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Dementia and The Young Caregiver: Why Have We Been Forgotten ?

| Singapore, Wellbeing | No Comments
How we do pack all the milestones in life between 13 and 35, care for the person we love and be totally okay? The daily stress of worrying about the...
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Loving Our Dad Just As He Loved His

| Caregiver, Singapore | No Comments
Uzairah Azaman, from Singapore, was 24 years-old when her father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. She shares how her dad's condition has impacted her relationship with her siblings and how...
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Have The Talk

| U.S., Wellbeing | No Comments
I’ve learned to value failed conversations, missed connections, confusions. What remains is what’s unsaid, what’s underneath. Understanding on another level of being. - Anna Kamienska "It might be messy. It...
Mum’s Dementia and Why it is Important to Educate the Young

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

| Caregiver, Hungary | No Comments
Tamas Tatai was 41 years old when he moved from the UK back home to Hungary to care for his mum who was diagnosed with dementia. He has stepped up to...
Dementia Invisible Carer

Dementia and The Invisible Carer

| Caregiving, Wellbeing | No Comments
Young caregivers often face social isolation and guilt when having to care for a parent or grandparent with dementia. If you are a young caregiver going through this journey, please know...
screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-4-47-16-pm

Keep It Inclusive, Simple and Safe This Holiday Season

| Caregiving, Singapore | No Comments
Busy, loud and full of cheer with lots of hugs and smiles to go around. Festivities are always lovely occasions where everyone comes together to celebrate. Here are some tips...
joanna-sun_grandma

Grandma’s Dementia And How Ignorance Was Certainly Not Bliss

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Joanna Sun, from Singapore, shares her memories growing up with grandma and reflects on seeing grandma's progress through dementia. "As a kid, not knowing any better about dementia, I too did...
screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-2-06-25-pm

Holding A Full-Time Job and Caring for Dad Who Has Dementia

| Supporter, Young Caregiver | No Comments
The video is about a single dad who raised his son by himself and when he turned 58, was sick and diagnosed with young-onset dementia. Written By Melissa Chan Having to choose between focusing...
bobby-tan_1

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

| Malaysia, Young Caregiver | No Comments
29 year-old Bobby Tan, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recalls his childhood with his grandma and shares snippets of her journey battling with Alzheimer’s Disease. The humour involved, the challenges his...
screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-30-34-pm

Mom’s Dementia and My Journey to Acceptance

| U.S., Young Caregiver | No Comments
“Whoever is present are the right people. Whenever it begins is the right time. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. And when it's over, it's over.”...
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Dementia: The Hardest But the Most Beautiful Times Were When There Were Glimpses of Her Former Self

| Japan, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Born and based in America, Carina Mask was always traveling back to Japan to visit her grandparents. She documents her grandparents' love in their final stages and shares what it was like experiencing...
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Think Your Loved One Has Dementia ? Tips When Talking To Your GP

| Caregiving, Singapore | No Comments
With all the education on dementia, it is also easy for a lot of people to jump the gun and assume that their loved ones have dementia when it could...
appa_04

My Father, Then And Now

| India, Young Caregiver | 2 Comments
Born in India and now based in Seattle, Anjan Kumar is a 31 year old software engineer and filmmaker. His father was diagnosed with dementia in 2011. He looks back at his father's life and...
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Loving with Mahmah, Living With Dementia

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | 4 Comments
A grandson captures his day through lens as he cares for grandma who has dementia. “This is a short exposition on what life means to us, living with a dementia patient. It...
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媽 Mother | Project 20/20

| Awareness, Singapore, Wellbeing | No Comments
Starring Nick Shen, 媽 Mother is a short film by Stanley Xu, Valerie Ong and Lim Yuzheng from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, mentored by Chai Yee Wei as part of 20/20...
jeremy-mok_1

Grandma, A Big Part of My Life

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Jeremy Mok was about 19 years old when his grandmother was diagnosed with dementia. Now, in his 20s, he shares with us his memories of their time together and what it...
chris_lim_12

Our Imperfect Love

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Loving grandma in our imperfect, inadequate ways, but loving her no less. “The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection." -- George Orwell A Photo Story by...
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‘Memory’: The Struggle Through Diagnosis, Confusion And Progress of Young-Onset Dementia

| Current | No Comments
A 16-episode Korean drama series. A painful portrayal of how a patient struggles between the fleeting states of confusion and clarity. By Melissa Chan Memory is a 16-episode drama is about a...
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From Hopeless to Hopeful

| Indonesia, Young Caregiver | No Comments
We speak to Deborah Dewi from Jakarta - on how it is like caring for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 68. She shares with us how reaching...
Writing Through Dementia And Change

Writing Through Dementia And Change

| Wellbeing, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Alzheimer's caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Dawn Vance shares...
Dear Judgemental

Dear Judgmental

| Awareness, Supporter | 3 Comments
A piece to to all those unaware out there. “Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person, isn't the way they actually are.” By Beth Morris Dear Starbucks Barista,...
Caring Tips For The Carefree

Caring Tips For The Carefree

| Wellbeing, Young Caregiver | No Comments
A young caregiver and looking for tips that you can relate to? Read on. "I don’t claim to be an expert in caregiving. Far from it; I was a rubbish...
Ana Lexi Elena

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

| Young Caregiver | No Comments
Choosing to remember their mother for who she was before the illness, Ana and Lexi has set up the ALZIsFierce (@alzisfierce) Instagram account to celebrate their mother’s life. Ana is the...
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What I Learnt Trying To Build Meaningful Conversations With My Mum

| Caregiving | No Comments
Not knowing how to keep a conversation moving when your loved one has dementia can really put a strain on the relationship. Here are four tips focused on helping you...
Bart Frank 1

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

| Awareness, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Project We Forgot speaks with Bart Frank, Founder of ObjektFilms, on the story behind the short film Joy and his family's journey in dealing with his Grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's. By Melissa Chan...
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Joy, A Short Film On The Memory Of A Faded Mind

| Current | No Comments
This short film by British filmmaker Bart Frank aims to celebrate the life of his Grandmother, Joy, while giving a personal window into the horrors of Alzheimer's disease. By Melissa Chan Memory...
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Daughters Photograph Mom Battling With Alzheimer’s In A Series of Style Shots

| Awareness | One Comment
"You can choose to grieve or you can choose to celebrate but most of the time it goes both ways. It’s just how you deal with it. The series of...
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15 Things They Don’t Tell You About Dementia

| Wellbeing | No Comments
What other articles out there don’t tell you about how it’s like to live with a parent with this appalling disease. By Dawn Vance My mother has had Lewy Body dementia for...
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As I Step Into This Journey With My Dad

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
A conversation with Estee Teo as she steps into this journey with her dad. Estee’s dad was diagnosed with Younger-onset Alzheimer’s last year at age 64. She shares with us the...
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When The Person You Knew Is Gone, But Not Gone

| Young Caregiver | No Comments
"Dementia has robbed my mum and me of the time we were supposed to have, and I’m still not sure how to feel about it when there’s nothing tangible to...
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What My Mom (& Alzheimer’s) Taught Me

| Young Caregiver | No Comments
My mom saw beyond the babbles, beyond the memory loss, beyond the physical change, beyond the heartbreaking situation that sat next to her. My mom saw only my grandma. What mattered...
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Courageous And Beautiful, My Memory Of My Grandmother

| Young Caregiver | No Comments
Born and raised in Japan, Carina Mask, now 27, moved to the U.S when she was just 7 years of age. She pays tribute to her grandmother's life as she...
Slippery Caution

4 Ways To Avoid Caregiver Fatigue And Burnout

| Wellbeing | No Comments
Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. We're sure you’ve read many articles on how to manage caregiver stress and burnout, and...
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My Journey With My Mum: Finding The Lesson And Learning From It

| Caregiver | No Comments
"Through it all, every now and then the wires would connect and she would be herself. Make a joke or laugh out loud watching her grandchildren goof around. Comment that...
Girl_Procrastination_Wall_Flower

How To Avoid Being The ‘Pro’ In Procrastination?

| Wellbeing | No Comments
How do we avoid procrastination as a caregiver ? "We begin to work only when the fear of doing nothing at all exceeds the fear of not doing it very well…...
person-woman-hotel-laptop

Why Finding Your Community As A Caregiver Is Important

| Wellbeing | No Comments
"We’re all holding hands as we guide each other along the endless road of uncertainty. We share our personal experiences through the bumps, our tried and tested methods of dealing...
Sonya_1

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

| Young Caregiver | 6 Comments
My grandma and her battle with dementia. She might not remember who I am, but I will always remember her. I thank her for the impact she’s had on my life. For...
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Are You Eating Right, Caregivers?

| Wellbeing | No Comments
Remember, you’re eating healthy not just for yourself, but for your loved ones too. They are the ones who need your strength and energy. Don’t let your health take that away from...
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A Journey of Inspiration: Support for Young Caregivers

| Awareness, Singapore | No Comments
Melissa Chan, based in Singapore, was 14 when her father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. She was inspired by her journey with her father and is now building a community...
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How I See Beauty In Suffering

| Caregiver, Caregiving, Supporter | No Comments
"Sometimes, it is through these tiny bits that we begin to see the beauty in suffering. The beauty lies not in the fact that these people are suffering. The beauty...
black-and-white-woman-girl-sitting

Her Struggle Between Holding On And Letting Go

| Singapore, Supporter | One Comment
Before we start to judge and think that people who wish death upon their ailing parents are terrible people, take a step back. Who are we to judge when we...
Flower-sun-live-life-alzheimers-reminder

To Live This Gift Of Life We Were Given

| Caregiver | No Comments
A blend of emotions and thoughts caring for mum who has dementia. "Grab these moments and memories and put them in your pocket. I promise you that one day you're going to...
Backview-Female-Help-Support

10 Ways To Help If Her Parent Has Alzheimer’s

| Supporter, Wellbeing | No Comments
Have a fellow girl friend or dating a partner whose parent has Alzheimer’s ? Don’t know how to help? Read on. By Y.J Yeap Do you have a friend or are you dating a...
way-fence-walkway

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

| Caregiving | No Comments
Tips on remaining in the present and caring for your loved one for who they are now. By Melissa Chan Some days you look into a person with Alzheimer’s and you...
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Memories Of Our Memories

| Current | No Comments
“We take it for granted but memory is fundamental to everything you do. Our house always smelt of baking when we were little and I used to love helping mum...
Wine-glasses-drinks-table

Where’s The Party In My Life?

| Wellbeing | No Comments
"But here’s the thing, you need balance. Because without it, you're not going to be able to discover who you really are or give yourself the chance at finding your place in this...
Road-Streets-Walking-Confused

Visualising An Alzheimer’s Patient’s Experience

| Awareness, Current | One Comment
Kindness, graciousness, patience and understanding. It all goes a long way in the daily lives of dementia patients. What do you think is required for a society to reach that...
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Mom’s Killer Alzheimer’s: A Reminder To Enjoy Life’s Best Moments

| Caregiver | One Comment
Remembering memories with mum and looking back at the three main stages of Alzheimer's she went through. By Diane Andreoni Memories with mom Some of the best child-hood memories I...

Stories from Caregiver Journeys

Keir Gravil_01_Mum_Dad

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

| Caregiver, UK | No Comments
Keir Gravil, from the UK, was 26 when his father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. He brings us through his journey from the point of diagnosis to realisation and shares how he and...
Eric Lim_Feature

From Struggle Comes Strength: Inspiring Other Young Caregivers

| Caregiver, Singapore | No Comments
Eric Lim, based in Singapore, was 24 years old when he started caring for his father who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Through his unwavering dedication to caring for his...
JPS_Wedding_Anni

Loving Through Dementia: For Better or For Worse

| Caregiver, U.S. | One Comment
Jaime Pollard-Smith looks back at the power of her parents' marriage as she celebrates their 46th wedding anniversary this month. She shares her father's strength in caring for her mom who...
PWF_Liza Futerman

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

| Caregiver, Israel | No Comments
Liza Futerman was in her 20s when her mom, based in Israel, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. She shares her journey of loving her mom with dementia and her search...
Uzairah Azaman_12_2016

Loving Our Dad Just As He Loved His

| Caregiver, Singapore | No Comments
Uzairah Azaman, from Singapore, was 24 years-old when her father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. She shares how her dad's condition has impacted her relationship with her siblings and how...
Mum’s Dementia and Why it is Important to Educate the Young

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

| Caregiver, Hungary | No Comments
Tamas Tatai was 41 years old when he moved from the UK back home to Hungary to care for his mum who was diagnosed with dementia. He has stepped up to...
joanna-sun_grandma

Grandma’s Dementia And How Ignorance Was Certainly Not Bliss

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Joanna Sun, from Singapore, shares her memories growing up with grandma and reflects on seeing grandma's progress through dementia. "As a kid, not knowing any better about dementia, I too did...
screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-2-06-25-pm

Holding A Full-Time Job and Caring for Dad Who Has Dementia

| Supporter, Young Caregiver | No Comments
The video is about a single dad who raised his son by himself and when he turned 58, was sick and diagnosed with young-onset dementia. Written By Melissa Chan Having to choose between focusing...
bobby-tan_1

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

| Malaysia, Young Caregiver | No Comments
29 year-old Bobby Tan, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recalls his childhood with his grandma and shares snippets of her journey battling with Alzheimer’s Disease. The humour involved, the challenges his...
screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-30-34-pm

Mom’s Dementia and My Journey to Acceptance

| U.S., Young Caregiver | No Comments
“Whoever is present are the right people. Whenever it begins is the right time. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. And when it's over, it's over.”...
carina-mask_1

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

| Japan, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Born and based in America, Carina Mask was always traveling back to Japan to visit her grandparents. She documents her grandparents' love in their final stages and shares what it was like experiencing...
appa_04

My Father, Then And Now

| India, Young Caregiver | 2 Comments
Born in India and now based in Seattle, Anjan Kumar is a 31 year old software engineer and filmmaker. His father was diagnosed with dementia in 2011. He looks back at his father's life and...
lim_mu_yao_loving-with-mahmah_016

Loving with Mahmah, Living With Dementia

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | 4 Comments
A grandson captures his day through lens as he cares for grandma who has dementia. “This is a short exposition on what life means to us, living with a dementia patient. It...
jeremy-mok_1

Grandma, A Big Part of My Life

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Jeremy Mok was about 19 years old when his grandmother was diagnosed with dementia. Now, in his 20s, he shares with us his memories of their time together and what it...
chris_lim_12

Our Imperfect Love

| Singapore, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Loving grandma in our imperfect, inadequate ways, but loving her no less. “The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection." -- George Orwell A Photo Story by...
Indonesia2_flcilkr_creativecommons_TheBigTouffe

From Hopeless to Hopeful

| Indonesia, Young Caregiver | No Comments
We speak to Deborah Dewi from Jakarta - on how it is like caring for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 68. She shares with us how reaching...
Writing Through Dementia And Change

Writing Through Dementia And Change

| Wellbeing, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Alzheimer's caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Dawn Vance shares...
Caring Tips For The Carefree

Caring Tips For The Carefree

| Wellbeing, Young Caregiver | No Comments
A young caregiver and looking for tips that you can relate to? Read on. "I don’t claim to be an expert in caregiving. Far from it; I was a rubbish...
Ana Lexi Elena

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

| Young Caregiver | No Comments
Choosing to remember their mother for who she was before the illness, Ana and Lexi has set up the ALZIsFierce (@alzisfierce) Instagram account to celebrate their mother’s life. Ana is the...
Bart Frank 1

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

| Awareness, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Project We Forgot speaks with Bart Frank, Founder of ObjektFilms, on the story behind the short film Joy and his family's journey in dealing with his Grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's. By Melissa Chan...

Caregiving & Wellbeing Tips

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Dementia and The Young Caregiver: Why Have We Been Forgotten ?

| Singapore, Wellbeing | No Comments
How we do pack all the milestones in life between 13 and 35, care for the person we love and be totally okay? The daily stress of worrying about the...
Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 1.24.11 AM

Have The Talk

| U.S., Wellbeing | No Comments
I’ve learned to value failed conversations, missed connections, confusions. What remains is what’s unsaid, what’s underneath. Understanding on another level of being. - Anna Kamienska "It might be messy. It...
Dementia Invisible Carer

Dementia and The Invisible Carer

| Caregiving, Wellbeing | No Comments
Young caregivers often face social isolation and guilt when having to care for a parent or grandparent with dementia. If you are a young caregiver going through this journey, please know...
screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-4-47-16-pm

Keep It Inclusive, Simple and Safe This Holiday Season

| Caregiving, Singapore | No Comments
Busy, loud and full of cheer with lots of hugs and smiles to go around. Festivities are always lovely occasions where everyone comes together to celebrate. Here are some tips...
think-your-loved-one-has-dementia

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

| Caregiving, Singapore | No Comments
With all the education on dementia, it is also easy for a lot of people to jump the gun and assume that their loved ones have dementia when it could...
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媽 Mother | Project 20/20

| Awareness, Singapore, Wellbeing | No Comments
Starring Nick Shen, 媽 Mother is a short film by Stanley Xu, Valerie Ong and Lim Yuzheng from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, mentored by Chai Yee Wei as part of 20/20...
Writing Through Dementia And Change

Writing Through Dementia And Change

| Wellbeing, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Alzheimer's caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Dawn Vance shares...
Caring Tips For The Carefree

Caring Tips For The Carefree

| Wellbeing, Young Caregiver | No Comments
A young caregiver and looking for tips that you can relate to? Read on. "I don’t claim to be an expert in caregiving. Far from it; I was a rubbish...
Meaningful conversations Header

What I Learnt Trying To Build Meaningful Conversations With My Mum

| Caregiving | No Comments
Not knowing how to keep a conversation moving when your loved one has dementia can really put a strain on the relationship. Here are four tips focused on helping you...
Header_Things They Don't Tell You About Dementia_Face_Water_Splash

15 Things They Don’t Tell You About Dementia

| Wellbeing | No Comments
What other articles out there don’t tell you about how it’s like to live with a parent with this appalling disease. By Dawn Vance My mother has had Lewy Body dementia for...
Slippery Caution

4 Ways To Avoid Caregiver Fatigue And Burnout

| Wellbeing | No Comments
Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. We're sure you’ve read many articles on how to manage caregiver stress and burnout, and...
Girl_Procrastination_Wall_Flower

How To Avoid Being The ‘Pro’ In Procrastination?

| Wellbeing | No Comments
How do we avoid procrastination as a caregiver ? "We begin to work only when the fear of doing nothing at all exceeds the fear of not doing it very well…...
person-woman-hotel-laptop

Why Finding Your Community As A Caregiver Is Important

| Wellbeing | No Comments
"We’re all holding hands as we guide each other along the endless road of uncertainty. We share our personal experiences through the bumps, our tried and tested methods of dealing...
Are You Eating Right_Image

Are You Eating Right, Caregivers?

| Wellbeing | No Comments
Remember, you’re eating healthy not just for yourself, but for your loved ones too. They are the ones who need your strength and energy. Don’t let your health take that away from...
Lady-Sitting-Waiting-Shoes

How I See Beauty In Suffering

| Caregiver, Caregiving, Supporter | No Comments
"Sometimes, it is through these tiny bits that we begin to see the beauty in suffering. The beauty lies not in the fact that these people are suffering. The beauty...
Backview-Female-Help-Support

10 Ways To Help If Her Parent Has Alzheimer’s

| Supporter, Wellbeing | No Comments
Have a fellow girl friend or dating a partner whose parent has Alzheimer’s ? Don’t know how to help? Read on. By Y.J Yeap Do you have a friend or are you dating a...
way-fence-walkway

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

| Caregiving | No Comments
Tips on remaining in the present and caring for your loved one for who they are now. By Melissa Chan Some days you look into a person with Alzheimer’s and you...
Wine-glasses-drinks-table

Where’s The Party In My Life?

| Wellbeing | No Comments
"But here’s the thing, you need balance. Because without it, you're not going to be able to discover who you really are or give yourself the chance at finding your place in this...

How Do I Support Caregivers Around Me ?

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Holding A Full-Time Job and Caring for Dad Who Has Dementia

| Supporter, Young Caregiver | No Comments
The video is about a single dad who raised his son by himself and when he turned 58, was sick and diagnosed with young-onset dementia. Written By Melissa Chan Having to choose between focusing...
Dear Judgemental

Dear Judgmental

| Awareness, Supporter | 3 Comments
A piece to to all those unaware out there. “Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person, isn't the way they actually are.” By Beth Morris Dear Starbucks Barista,...
Lady-Sitting-Waiting-Shoes

How I See Beauty In Suffering

| Caregiver, Caregiving, Supporter | No Comments
"Sometimes, it is through these tiny bits that we begin to see the beauty in suffering. The beauty lies not in the fact that these people are suffering. The beauty...
black-and-white-woman-girl-sitting

Her Struggle Between Holding On And Letting Go

| Singapore, Supporter | One Comment
Before we start to judge and think that people who wish death upon their ailing parents are terrible people, take a step back. Who are we to judge when we...
Backview-Female-Help-Support

10 Ways To Help If Her Parent Has Alzheimer’s

| Supporter, Wellbeing | No Comments
Have a fellow girl friend or dating a partner whose parent has Alzheimer’s ? Don’t know how to help? Read on. By Y.J Yeap Do you have a friend or are you dating a...

Efforts to Raise Awareness of Dementia & Young Caregivers

Christel Goh

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

| Awareness, Singapore | No Comments
Inspired by her grandfather's battle with dementia and now looking for ways to engage with her grandmother, Christel Goh, 26, based in Singapore, created a card game to help elderly with...
%e5%aa%bd-_pwf

媽 Mother | Project 20/20

| Awareness, Singapore, Wellbeing | No Comments
Starring Nick Shen, 媽 Mother is a short film by Stanley Xu, Valerie Ong and Lim Yuzheng from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, mentored by Chai Yee Wei as part of 20/20...
Memory_(Korean_Drama)-005

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

| Current | No Comments
A 16-episode Korean drama series. A painful portrayal of how a patient struggles between the fleeting states of confusion and clarity. By Melissa Chan Memory is a 16-episode drama is about a...
Dear Judgemental

Dear Judgmental

| Awareness, Supporter | 3 Comments
A piece to to all those unaware out there. “Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person, isn't the way they actually are.” By Beth Morris Dear Starbucks Barista,...
Bart Frank 1

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

| Awareness, Young Caregiver | No Comments
Project We Forgot speaks with Bart Frank, Founder of ObjektFilms, on the story behind the short film Joy and his family's journey in dealing with his Grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's. By Melissa Chan...
joy-film-feature

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

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This short film by British filmmaker Bart Frank aims to celebrate the life of his Grandmother, Joy, while giving a personal window into the horrors of Alzheimer's disease. By Melissa Chan Memory...
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Daughters Photograph Mom Battling With Alzheimer’s In A Series of Style Shots

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"You can choose to grieve or you can choose to celebrate but most of the time it goes both ways. It’s just how you deal with it. The series of...
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A Journey of Inspiration: Support for Young Caregivers

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Melissa Chan, based in Singapore, was 14 when her father was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's. She was inspired by her journey with her father and is now building a community...
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Memories Of Our Memories

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“We take it for granted but memory is fundamental to everything you do. Our house always smelt of baking when we were little and I used to love helping mum...
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Visualising An Alzheimer’s Patient’s Experience

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Kindness, graciousness, patience and understanding. It all goes a long way in the daily lives of dementia patients. What do you think is required for a society to reach that...