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Celebrating our unsung superheroes

 

 

On 5 Jan 2019, close to 150 caregivers of persons with dementia attended ADA’s 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, and was held at the Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa.… Read the rest

Bringing Cheer to our Clients

 

 

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.

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6 Symbols of a Forgotten Singapore

 

In the five decades since our independence, Singapore has undergone a myriad of changes. There exist objects in our memory that we hardly see any more; evocative fragments that draw aged memories to the surface of things.

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!… Read the rest

Walk Your Brain

 

A pill that cures dementia doesn’t exist yet, but there’s something available right now that can protect the mind: exercise. It’s a well-established fact that physical exercise is the cornerstone of healthy living. Not only does it contribute to general fitness, it helps muscle control and coordination, and improves overall well-being.

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3 Tips To Reduce Sundowning

 

You’ve been caring for your grandmother throughout the day, and for the most part, she has been cooperative, responsive, and even jovial at times. However, as evening arrived, she seemed to have become a different person. As the natural light faded, her control over her mental faculties and emotions seemed to diminish as well, resulting in her feeling confused, restless, and irritated.

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Taking A Memory-Filled Breather

 

With the first week of March out of the way, the March holidays is upon us again. This brief term holiday offers a window of opportunity for meaningful family time with both young and old. Take your plans one step further and make it more memorable by incorporating activities that stave off the tendrils of dementia and creates great memories at the same time.

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CNY Packet Racket

 

The Lunar New Year gets therapeutic (and auspicious) with handmade red packet lanterns.

 

With the Chinese New Year festivities upon us, red may just be the warmest colour. It is the time to enjoy the warmth of kinship and good company, tell stories passed down for generations, and of course, indulge in copious amounts of our favourite Chinese New Year grub.

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Take a swipe at dementia

 

Things can get overwhelming in the process of caring for someone with dementia. Naturally, the amount of reliance and responsibility resting solely on a caregiver’s shoulders can be overbearing, not to mention having your personal time and rest stripped away.

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