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Saturday, February 18, 2012

VIDEO: interview of a dementia caregiver in India (Bangalore, June 2009)

"Swapna Kishore is a caregiver for her mother, who has dementia. 

She lives in Bangalore, India. In this interview she describes some of her caregiver experiences and challenges, and how she turned around the caregiving by getting better informed, by interacting with other caregivers, by using appropriate tools, engaging her mother in activities, and reducing social pressure.

Swapna also shares her ideas on what can help caregivers, and feels that awareness is critical, and that caregivers also need informed professionals who support them, and trained home help.

Swapna Kishore shares her experiences as a caregiver, and her thoughts about dementia care in India regularly on her blog at She is also a volunteer who helps other caregivers, and she also uses her blog to share experiences related to her volunteer work."

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