Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group: Q and A with Dr. Mike Chua

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group: Q and A with Dr. Mike Chua

Do you have a couple of unanswered questions about your loved ones that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dr. Mike answers and gives advices on how to deal and take care of our loved ones having Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

In this episode:
02:10 – Q: Why is my loved one always angry and on that denial stage?
02:40 – Identify what stage using the Kubler-Ross model.
04:20 – 90 second rule (it takes them 90 seconds to process the info).
03:20 – Kubler-Ross model (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance)
04:35 – Ask questions that are answerable by Yes or No.
05:25 – 3 things you need to do when your loved one is in the Depression stage.
07:05 – Why do they keep on jumping from one stage to another (Kubler-Ross)?
08:45 – Q: What information to put on a Medical ID bracelet?
11:25 – Q: My mother wanders all day and repeats the same words, what should we do since we cannot visit her?
13:10 – Q: My mom is fixated on anything negative, what should we do?
15:10 – Q: Admit to a nursing home or just take care of loved one at home?
17:30 – Q: Did I do the wrong thing by sending my mom to rehab?
18:55 – Always remember the word FAST.
19:10 – You can download Dr. Mike’s book at for FREE at www.drmikechua.com

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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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