Daily Lessons from Life 26 June 2017 - Dementia care givers
"CNA Insider - Guilt, burnout and sacrifice: Dementia patients’ caregivers ask ‘have I done enough?'
SINGAPORE: Day by day, the son watched as the illness stole away his mother’s independence, her memories and her personality.
It made Mrs Yeo Liu Hin confused and agitated to have to struggle for the thoughts and words that once came so easily to her. Once a sociable hostess whom friends loved being around, the 78-year-old became prone to fits of aggressive temper - hitting and pinching her caregivers, whose bruised and scratched arms bear testimony to her mood swings.
Her son, Galen Yeo, series producer of the Channel NewsAsia-commissioned programme 'Facing Dementia’, understands only too well the challenges faced by caregivers of such patients, and the emotional and physical burn-out that can take place.
“It tires people out, looking after someone with dementia. Even my own family, my sister, she will call me up and say she can’t cope,” said the creative director of The Moving Visuals Co."
A debilitating disease feared by all as the patient fades into nothingness at the end. When u can't even remember who u r, life is quite tragic!!
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
Have your visited the www.7eleadership.com website?
2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
Four of my Most Important People
2008 Dec HkgMacauHolidays
HawNgee, ZJ and Jun in JAWs!
Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old