Daily Dementia Dose: Fail. Fail fast. And Get Up Fast.

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Most of the time, we as caregivers always want to be perfect.

As a physical therapist, I try to be perfect with my patients, and I want everything to be right.

When we’re taking care of dementia patients, it’s not always perfect. If they have a stroke, UTI, or whatever illness, it’s not always perfect.

You will always fail. However, the more you fail, the more you get better at it.

It’s like learning to ride a bicycle. The more you fall, the more you try it again, the better you will be.

It’s the same with taking care of a loved one.

When one procedure or techniques doesn’t work, try to do it again. Or try to find another way.

Keep loving your loved ones and just keep doing it.

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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