Jakarta ● Tue, August 9, 2022
Families of dementia patients open up about the never-ending challenges of caregiving.
Growing up, Dewi "DY” Suharya noticed strange behaviors developing in her mother, Tien. From temperamental attitudes to poor decision-making, the most heart-wrenching symptom arose in 2014, when Tien began forgetting that DY was her daughter, thinking she was a stranger instead.
Though DY did not know it for roughly 20 years, such behaviors were symptoms of dementia, a syndrome that progressively affects critical brain functions. With dire consequences such as memory loss and an inability to control thinking abilities, Tien eventually lost the capability to function independently, until she began requiring a caregiver to assist her with everyday needs.
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