DIY Hand Restraints for Elderly/ Dementia to stop from pulling out the tube


Sometimes we need to apply hand restraints for elderly or those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to prevent them from pulling out IVs, feeding, trach and oxygen tubes. In Thailand, healthcare providers and caregivers understand this challenge. Sometimes older folks refuse to stay in hospital and insist to go home may repeatedly try to pull out [...]

Tube Feeding in Malaysia/Singapore due to dysphagia (Alzheimer’s/dementia)


Statistically, about 65% of Alzheimer’s/dementia patients would develop dysphagia, which is difficulty in swallowing. Dysphagia can also be due to other neurological condition and illness, or short term due to treatments such as radiotherapy. For medical conditions not related to Alzheimer’s/dementia, the option is to insert either a nose tube (nasogastric tube) or a PEG [...]