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Tuesday Dementia Training: Q and A

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

Dr. Mike gives sound advices and suggestions on how to take care of your loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

In this episode:
02:55 – Question: How can I take care of my wife who is in a nursing home and they cannot go in?
04:10 – Question: My mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s following brain chemo, what advice and suggestion could you give in terms of taking care and activities to keep her busy?
05:00 – It is very important to identify what stage of Alzheimer’s your loved one is in to determine what activities are helpful.
05:25 – Movement matters to your brain matter.
07:45 – Question: Any suggestion for a loved one who is on stage 4 Alzheimer’s?
10:15 – Kubler-Ross stages of grief.
12:45 – Dr. Mikes shares 3 important things to do in order to move on from that depression stage.
12:55 – Coaching and counseling (which includes the family.)
15:35 – Medication management (should be balanced.)
17:40 – Be creative with giving medications but you need to ask the nurse or doctor first.
19:35 – Question: My mom is more difficult now, she cannot feel if she is urinating or wasting, is she numb or what?
19:40 – Dr. Mike talks about different brain functions.
22:25 – Pelvic floor muscles exercise can help with urinary control.
23:50 – Always remember the word – FAST.

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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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