Impact of dementia on marriage and ways to cope

DSC02635Dementia is a chronic disease. This means that current medication and therapies cannot cure it, only control it to a certain degree. For a loved one of a person with dementia, accepting and coping with this realization, isn’t easy. The spouse of the person with dementia is often the primary caregiver. The nature of the disease is such that the dynamics of the relationship change from being romantic to caregiving.

4 reasons to volunteer with elderly, and ways to do that

image5“I have lived in Siachin for 5 years while I was posted there, everything there is so different from here.” “Jawahar Lal Nehru came to see the play I was performing in and compared it with one such play in London!” – These are just some examples of the experiences that we get to hear of when we spend time with an elderly. Elderly have a treasure of memories and experiences that they wait to share with others.

10 myths and facts about dementia

alz2016“Are Dementia and Alzheimer’s the same?”

“Can dementia can be reversed with medicines”

“Will the memory loss progress”

We’ve met caregiver families from diverse backgrounds. The one thing that remains consistent across all these people is the presence of myths, which may come in way of understanding and planning for the loved ones affected by the disease.

Understanding the nature of thoughts and 9 tips for keeping them positive

happyOn 12th May 2017 we organized a workshop on The Art of Positive Thinking. The aim of the workshop was to understand thoughts and their impact on our emotions.

So, what are thoughts? According to many participants, thoughts are little conversations in our head, are our opinions, they can be difficult to deal with, and many participants also commented on how thoughts seem to just barge into our mind and one should try not think too much.

10 benefits of intergenerational relationships

IG bondingThe chains of relationships between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren are known as intergenerational relationships.

As society has changed and evolved, so have the family ties changed over time. All families are different, and therefore different families interact in different ways. Some families are close-knit, and have frequent contact with each other and give importance to providing care as it becomes necessary for aging loved ones. Other families may feel simply an obligatory sense of duty when it comes to caring for each other, but may not share the same emotional bond.

6 ways to help grandchildren understand dementia

11336963_400820266775853_2868600213091949438_oIllness of any kind always has an impact on family members. This specially holds true for dementia.  The effects it has on the children and spouse of the person affected is often discussed and researched about. However, there’s always a ripple effect that is not limited to the immediate family members. It also passes on to the tiny tots of the family: the grandchildren.