In Singapore, one in 10 seniors aged 60 and above has dementia. By 2030, this will rise to one in five.
Your loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia, and you may need time to get used to performing a new, unfamiliar role as a caregiver. You may feel lost, stressed, worried, or frustrated. Deal with your emotions at your own pace until you can accept the diagnosis.
In order to support your loved one, it is good to understand the progression of dementia and its associated challenges.