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Mausumi, a dark haired woman on the right with her mother, a person with dementia on the left. Mother is wearing specs and  a bindi on her forehead and you can see the blue and white sari draped around her shoulders

Patience And Innovation Are The Most Important Attributes Of A Caregiver For Persons With Dementia

Mausumi Ghosh from Mumbai talks about the travails of taking care of her mother, 77 who suffers from dementia in...
Sangeeta reliving memories with her father with Parkinson's

It Was Cathartic and Fun To Relive Old Memories

Talking and writing about health related experiences is still not common in Asia.  This International Women’s Day...

A Blessing to have the Strength to face Caregiving Challenges

Mala Sen had caregiving thrust upon her when her nonagenarian mother-in-law with full blown Alzheimer’s appeared in her...

Will I become like my mother?

Vimal Balachander talks about the difficult days of caring for her mother-in-law during the latter’s steady decline...

My Mother’s Hairdresser: Dementia friendly or not?

A touching account of how a local hairdresser volunteered to help, when others refused, to give my mother, who lived...
An elderly person on a wheelchair looking out to the lake with a male caregiver standing next to him

20 Tips For Handling Hospital Stays and Medical Emergencies

Sangeeta is a blogger who instills rare insight into her role of a caregiver. She not only chronicles the various...

The Tough and Tender Caregiver

Many caregivers feel guilty and think it is wrong to get tough with their loved ones, even if the intention is to help...

I never wanted my mother to go into a dementia care home

Carol D’Souza, a consulting psychologist, recounts her mother’s advancing dementia and how she and her family made...

It is important to talk to people with dementia

Talk to your loved one with dementia; talk to others in your shoes, says Melissa Chan, founder of Project We...

Managing my mother: From frustration for all to peace in the house

Mrs. Kalyani talks about her 85-year-old mother and what it took to keep everyone happy. My mother, Vijayalakshmi,...

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