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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"When caregivers are to be cared for", Times of India, Bangalore, Aug 10, 2008. (excerpt)

"When Smitha's mother was unable to recognise her immediate relatives, it was surprising, but when she was unable to recognise her own daughters, it was shocking for family."

..."Mandeep's mother (90) is scared to be alone and insists on having her presence all the time. "To cope with anxiety , depression, frustration, I regularly do yoga," says Mandeep."

..."If there is a dementia patient at home, then it's not one patient but two patients at home since more than onethird of the dementia care givers suffer from emotional stress and 30% of them are affected by depression." ...


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