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
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

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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
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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