St Luke’s Hospital has a specially-designed dementia ward. Members in the multi-disciplinary care team have a passion in dementia care and are trained in the care of persons with dementia and their caregivers. The multi-disciplinary team manages an enhanced dementia programme with engaging activities for patients, such as communal lunches, gardening, and art and craft activities.
Love is patient
“Sometimes, she calls me Mother,” said Ivy Koh about her mother Mdm Ng.
Mdm Ng was diagnosed with dementia in 2017. Her behaviour changed and she became a “stranger” to her children. Sometimes, she refused to do things that she used to do. She even lost interest in things she used to enjoy. She fell often, said things that did not make sense, and became easily frustrated and anxious.
Hear Ivy’s journey as she made changes to her life for her new “daughter”.