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.
Close to 150 caregivers of persons with dementia attended our Caregiver’s Appreciation Gala Luncheon 2019. Organised to show appreciation to caregivers for their dedication and hard work in looking after their loved ones with dementia, the annual event was jointly organised by ADA and students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law.
The support ADA receives from corporate partners across different industries, who believe in being a good steward and giving back to the communities around them, is something that we’re immensely grateful for. Between August to October 2018, organisations like Deloitte Singapore and Edrington Singapore Ptd Ltd brought some cheer to ADA clients at various New Horizon Centres.
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.