- The daughter of veteran actress Caridad Sanchez revealed that the premier actress was diagnosed with dementia
- It was in 2015 when the 87-year-old actress was diagnosed with the illness
- Sanchez's daughter said that the actress remains strong albeit there are good and bad days
- She described it as a long goodbye and overtime one would slowly lose the person
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The daughter of Caridad Sanchez, Cathy Babao, revealed that the 87-year-old veteran actress was diagnosed with dementia in 2015.
She relayed to ABS-CBN that the actress, while she remained physically strong would have her good days and bad days.
"She remains physically strong. There are good and bad days pero paulit-ulit siya."
Repeating oneself is one of the symptoms of dementia, as stated by Healthline.
Cathy said that it should not be kept a secret. Helping others in their journey is not something to be ashamed of.
She continues to document the journey of her mother #caringchronicles and #thelonggoodbye.
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Dementia is one of those neurodegenerative diseases that affect the brain. According to NHS, among the symptoms of dementia include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, difficulty to execute daily tasks, struggling to keep up with a conversation, being confused about places and time, as well as mood changes.
For those who are caring for the elderly with dementia, it is best to change the subject instead of saying that they are wrong. One could always say, "I remember," then just add in the thing that you remembered. This will prove useful to the person suffering from dementia.
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