Caregiving for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and demanding.

Besides experiencing physical strain and mental stress, caregivers may also have questions on how best to care for their loved one with dementia. Al these can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, guilt and anxiety setting in – also known as caregiver burnout.

In this month’s 'Ask the Specialist' forum, Dr Ng Liling, Staff Physician from the Department of Post-Acute and Continuing Care (PACC) at Outram Community Hospital (OCH) answers your questions on ways to look after a loved one with dementia.

OCH is managed under SingHealth Community Hospitals (SCH), a member of the SingHealth group.

This As​k The Specialist forum has closed. Thank you for your interest and participation.

Check out this article on tips to prevent caregiver burnout and where to get help.


 

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About Dr Ng Liling

Dr Ng Liling is a Staff Physician with the Department of Post-Acute and Continuing Care (PACC) at Outram Community Hospital (OCH), which is under SingHealth Community Hospitals (SCH). She has a special interest in care for the elderly and persons with end-of-life care needs.

Dr Ng graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS in 2008 and completed her Master in Family Medicine in 2017. She also completed her Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in 2014. She is currently a faculty member of the Master of Family Medicine (College Programme) and the Educational Lead in OCH.

In her current role in OCH, she cares for patients with rehabilitation needs. She also works closely with her multi-disciplinary team to provide person-centred care and bridge the care of patients from the hospital back to the community.

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