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Maa - My Strength

April 23, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

And then crept in dementia….

At first, we had no clue. Her naggings increased, she started forgetting things - even the crucial ones like going to the toilet. She accused us of not giving her breakfast having had it moments back. Then came a time when she was not able to recognize my wife and me. It was a difficult time for us as interaction with her became almost impossible.

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Planning for Post-Surgical Care at Home: A Checklist

March 07, 2018 7 min read

Generally, we tend to pay more attention to the preparations leading up to the surgery but end up overlooking the need for planning for post-surgical recovery at home. If preparations are made in advance, Caregivers can avoid the challenges that crop up later.

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Memories, Mom and I

September 12, 2017 2 min read

When it comes to the elderly, it’s the past you are investing in, not the future. 

So what makes it all worth while?

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Confessions of a Dementia Caregiver

August 25, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

So why do we change in how we respond to them? Why can’t we accept that someone we love has a mental disease?
Because we believe it reflects on us? As SRK says in Dear Zindagi, “We go to a doctor when we have a fever, so why do we struggle to come to terms with mental illness?”

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