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Approximately 590,000 people are projected to have dementia by 2050 in Malaysia.
Dementia is not a part of normal ageing.
It is a medical condition that causes brain cells to die at a faster rate than normal. The resulting progressive cognitive decline leads to increasing difficulties in coping with everyday activities. A common symptom is poor short-term memory. On average, a person with dementia lives four to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years.
Dementia is not just forgetfulness
The effects of dementia go beyond affecting the ability to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and to care for ourselves. Mood swings and even changes to your loved one’s personality and behavior are also part of it. When caring for a person with dementia, irregular behaviours and communication difficulties can make caregiving challenging.
Dementia care across the stages
The symptoms of dementia progress over time and changes across the stages. During this period, dementia can be separated into three categories: mild , moderate and advanced. It may be difficult to place a person with dementia in a specific stage as stages may overlap.
These stages help to provide some insight on the symptoms, how the abilities of our loved one change and possible care support needed.
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Getting care for a loved one with dementia can be a daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve curated a caregiver’s guide to dementia to help tackle some of these concerns.
Individuals can function independently, with memory or concentration difficulties.
- Medication reminders
- Staying active
Individuals have greater difficulty performing routine tasks and communicating. Personality and behavioral changes may take place.
- Medication reminders
- Staying active
- Personal hygiene and grooming
- Check-in visits
Individuals lose their ability to communicate and eventually, to control movement. Significant personality changes may take place.
- Assist with daily living activities (ADLs)
- Night caregiving
- Nursing procedures
Dementia Care Support At Every Stage
We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved ones with dementia. One of our very first family is the Louis’, where we provided night and respite caregiving for their mom, affectionately known as Mama Louis.
Our Care Pros have undergone care training to better understand, support and care for you and your loved one. Learn how they can help.
Befriend and engage through conversations, interactive activities and outdoor trips.
Keep the mind and body active and alert with physical exercises and stimulating brain activities.
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Alleviate symptoms and improve the bodily functions of your loved ones to boost self-confidence.
Cost of Dementia Care in Malaysia
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How Homage works
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Set up a care plan and get matched to a Care Pro
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Top questions about Dementia Care
How do I care for someone with dementia?
Studies have shown that having a close relationship with a caregiver can help to slow down the progression and effects of a person living with dementia. Furthermore, by building a meaningful relationship with a loved one with dementia can make caregiving more fulfilling for the caregiver.
Can dementia be cured?
While about 20% of dementia such as Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus can be reversed and cured, most types are irreversible. However, there are things within our control that can help to manage the symptoms of this condition and slow its progression.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are Malaysians (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
What dementia care packages do you offer?
From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements, whenever you need, anywhere in Malaysia.
How fast can I receive dementia care support?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for cancer care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional within 5 working days.
What is the minimum duration for a care visit?
The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.
Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?
We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving. For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.
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