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.
This September, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (Jurong Health) will be playing host to ADA in honour of World Alzheimer’s Month 2017 (WAM). The event will take place on 21 and 22 September, and aims to educate and raise awareness on dementia, as well as promote engagement with persons with dementia through meaningful activities.
New studies have shown that eating fish once or twice a day may prolong mental function and help combat Alzheimer's disease. New research points to a correlation between omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and blood flow to parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory and dementia.
A unanimous global plan on dementia was adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the 70th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The plan is the latest response to the current efforts deemed “unsustainable” by Paola Barbarino, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).
Knowing your enemy is half the battle won, and detecting the early signs and symptoms is an important step in dealing with the disease. Here are some common signs that may appear subtle but are worth taking note of.
Recent research reveal a link between drinking tea on a consistent basis and the lower the risk of cognitive impairment by 50%, while the reduction can be as much as 86% for those who are genetically predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s.