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Hear from our Voices for Hope

 

 

Hearing personal stories are often significant and meaningful. Through Voices for Hope, ADA wants persons with dementia and their families to partner with us in our dementia awareness and advocacy efforts.

 

Persons with dementia are generally perceived to be incapable of making decisions and their opinions are rarely consulted.… Read the rest

ADA receives S$1m donation from Musim Mas

 

On 4 July 2019, ADA was honoured to receive a S$1 million donation from leading palm oil company, Musim Mas Holdings. The generous donation is set to help improve the lives of those living with dementia and caregivers, and will go towards providing one year of financial assistance for over 300 families who have loved ones with dementia who may not be able to afford the fees at New Horizon Centres.

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Channel 8’s “Morning Express” Features Initiatives to Support the Fight against Dementia

One in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. To effectively address this condition, people and organisations are working on the ground and encouraging others to create dementia-friendly communities. A variety of initiatives supporting the fight against dementia were highlighted on the 16 April edition of Channel 8’s Morning Express.

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Let’s Recycle and Create Together!

ADA recently embarked on the Recycled Arts Programme for persons with cognitive impairment or dementia. It is a pilot programme that aims to provide purposeful engagement and improve their overall well-being.

 

To kickstart this programme, Gosip Café at Thomson Plaza has graciously offered their public space to allow persons with dementia and caregivers an opportunity to meet others of the same condition and have fun through arts in an environment that accepts them.… Read the rest

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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