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Daily Dementia Dose: The only thing that is constant in this world is change

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It is more enjoyable to eat together with your family.

There was a time that me and my wife were eating by ourselves.

We are not used to eating by ourselves without our kids.

Especially if you are caring for your loved ones. They need some sort of supervision because it’s a social thing when you’re eating with somebody else.

Yesterday I dropped off my kids to school.

I dropped my kids off today too and yesterday, my wife was kind of emotional about it.

She was kind of sad. It’s the same thing when we are taking care of our loved ones.

We were so focused on the constant in our lives and that nothing is going to change.

In taking care of our loved ones, everything is going to change.

Just like the seasons. There will always be change.

When you are taking care of a loved one who has dementia, they will change.

They’ll constantly change. Their brain is getting affected.

It’s either they are going to get better or get worse. They are just constantly changing.

One day they’re OK, the following day they’re not.

The only thing that is constant in this world is change. Just be prepared for it.

The challenge here is learning how to be ready for it.

It’s the same thing with the weather. You need to be prepared for all the changes that will happen.

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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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