Refusal skills: Is it complica...

Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction. Why getting addicted? Influence – from media, society, friends, organizations. So then, How to say NO and mean it? It’s easy to “Just sneak out for a night to have some shots and have fun!” “Just once” […]

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Grief and Management of Compli...

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock […]

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Religious Practice: Personal E...

It was like any other regular day at Rehabilitation centre meeting families and reviewing the progress of residents but I was a for a sudden surprise when a parent wanted to discharge the resident on the recommendation of an Astrologer and perform a certain type of tantric rituals to ward off the evils. At the […]

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Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance creating serious medical, social & psychological problems. Likewise, we do have different stages of alcoholism. What is Alcoholism and Stages of Alcoholism? Most definitions of alcoholism incorporate the following dimensions: Large quantities of alcohol consumed over a period of years. Physiological manifestations of ethanol addiction Loss of control […]

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When does drinking become bing...

Drinking alcohol is a common social practice in our society. But, how much alcohol is too much and of all the above when does drinking become binge drinking disorder?   Binge Drinking Disorder Binge drinking is a phenomenon that’s been around for a very long time. Generally, binge drinking is purposeful drinking. People drink for […]

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Category Archives: Dementia

Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Mrs S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering the names of some family members, sometimes he forgets what he was doing in the middle of a task...

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A Better Living With Dementia: How?

Hello, I am Kelvin, 50 years old retired automobile mechanic. I am suffering from dementia for the past 4 years. Since then, I have learnt many things, ‘many real things in life’. I wanted to share my story to spread awareness among people. Because in India, like me there are many people who do suffer from dementia. According to statistics, it’s about 4.1 billion people who suffer with it...

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How to talk to a Parent with dementia?

Few Tips for Talking to a parent with Dementia

  1. Speak warmly and calmly-

Avoid talking in “baby talk” way and instead concentrate on making your speech calm, clear, and soothing. Focus on giving safety through your voice. If you see that you’re speaking tensely, or that you’re raising your tone, take a pause and come back when you’re able to speak comfortably and with reassurance.

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Living With Dementia Parent As Caregiver

Hello, I am Kamal Jeet Singh, I am a caregiver for my dad who’s suffering from dementia since 2016. Recently, I read a piece of news and got to know that 40-60% of dementia caregivers experience significant stress. Such an immense number kept me worried. According to my layman knowledge, at least 50% of them aren’t aware of the skills required for dementia caregiving...

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