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.
In the five decades since our independence, Singapore has undergone a myriad of changes. For persons with dementia who often remember things from long ago and forget more recent happenings, perhaps these will bring forth memories and be a good conversation starter this National Day!
Caregiving can have its rewards, but a caregiver usually has to put the needs and well-being of the person under her care before her own. As such, taking on the honourable task of caregiving places an enormous toll on the person, and can strain even the most resilient and patient among us.