ADACafé offers persons with young onset and mild stage dementia with opportunities to help out in a café. It is a new concept of dementia care, which aims to provide purposeful and meaningful therapy to maintain the functional abilities of persons with dementia.
By taking orders, serving customers and helping out in general cleaning duties, ADACafé is a platform for persons with dementia to be physically, cognitively and socially engaged as they continue to contribute and be involved in the community. The café also offers the public to interact with persons with dementia – thus creating greater public awareness of and reducing the stigma of dementia.
In 2016, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) reported that an estimated 4,000 people in Singapore have young-onset dementia. It is an inevitable circumstance where some may lose his or her job, resulting to social and financial problems; and a diminished quality of life. The ADACafé hopes to alleviate their situation and offer them a sense of self-worth and personal fulfillment as they continue to be part of a dementia inclusive environment and to live well with dementia.
ADACafé is located at 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #01-01, Singapore 319264. The opening hours are Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm.
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