Self-study, research to understand mum's dementia

Ms Jasmine Chua bought books and attended between 70 and 100 talks and conferences on dementia. She also took online courses on the illness so that she could be a better caregiver. Now, she is an adviser for a website that provides a network for care
Ms Jasmine Chua bought books and attended between 70 and 100 talks and conferences on dementia. She also took online courses on the illness so that she could be a better caregiver. Now, she is an adviser for a website that provides a network for caregivers to support one another.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

When Ms Jasmine Chua's mother, Madam Tan Mui Im, returned from a holiday at the end of 2005, she suffered a mild stroke.

Soon after, Ms Chua, 46, noticed drastic changes in her mother.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2018, with the headline 'Self-study, research to understand mum's dementia'. Print Edition | Subscribe