The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) is a voluntary welfare organisation and is made up of caregivers, professionals and all who are interested in dementia. The ADA provides daycare for people with dementia, as well as services such as counselling, support groups, information and referral, public education talks, conducts training and workshops for caregivers.
ADA has recently agreed to collaborate on an interesting new initiative by The GIVEN Company, a proudly Singaporean social enterprise which aims to make charity fundraising more efficient, effective and sustainable by employing alternative technology-based solutions.
Watching your loved one deteriorate because of dementia is difficult. End-stage dementia can be even more traumatic to witness. Knowing the signs that a person with dementia is nearing the end of his life is essential because it can help you decide on how to give them the right care to increase the quality of the time they have left.
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it shouldn’t mean that they have to give up their beloved pets. There are ways to integrate them to ensure they remain lifelong well-loved members of the family.
The WAM conference is the centrepiece of ADA’s campaign to spread the message of awareness, and has become an annual event which reaches out to persons with dementia and their dedicated caregivers, providing them with a voice.