Amy Lung and her son Simon Leung. Leung says his mother’s dementia was diagnosed in late 2016, but it has worsened in the past year. Photo: Kylie Knott
Amy Lung and her son Simon Leung. Leung says his mother’s dementia was diagnosed in late 2016, but it has worsened in the past year. Photo: Kylie Knott
Wellness

Dementia and its toll on working carers: levels of depression, stress and family conflict are rising, says study

  • Dementia affects five to eight per cent of people over 65, and with no cure, the condition has a huge effect on carers
  • A middle-aged Hong Kong man talks about caring for his mother, who has dementia, and how he tries to cope by using patience and humour

Amy Lung and her son Simon Leung. Leung says his mother’s dementia was diagnosed in late 2016, but it has worsened in the past year. Photo: Kylie Knott
Amy Lung and her son Simon Leung. Leung says his mother’s dementia was diagnosed in late 2016, but it has worsened in the past year. Photo: Kylie Knott
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