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Strategies to Help Deal with Wandering

 

Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her night gown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.

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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

Coping With Hallucinations

 

In the process of caring for your loved one with dementia, you may have come across times when she says that she just saw her dead husband walk pass the window, or shout at non-existent bugs crawling on the floor.

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Uncovering The Facts Of Vascular Dementia

 

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s. Here are the facts that you should know about this form of dementia.

There are many different forms of dementia, with vascular dementia being second to Alzheimer’s disease in terms of prevalence.… 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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Finding Joy in Caregiving

 

Caregiving can seem difficult, but there is also plenty of joy that is waiting for you if you change your perspective a little.

As a caregiver, it can be hard to find joy in what you do at times. Watching your loved ones decline over an extended period is not an easy experience to go through, and nothing you’ve experience in life really prepares you for the day-to-day challenges of caring for a person with dementia.… Read the rest

Making Shower Time More Dementia-Friendly

 

There are many persons with dementia who develop a fear of showers even though this is a normal part of each day. Here are some tips that can help encourage your loved one to keep clean.

Showers can be a constant struggle for many caregivers of persons with dementia as what used to be a daily activity becomes a source of frustration.… Read the rest

End-of-life Care For Dementia

 

Death might be inevitable but witnessing it is still a harrowing experience. As caregivers, knowing what lies ahead can make it easier for both you and your loved ones.

Watching your loved one deteriorate because of dementia is difficult. End-stage dementia can be even more traumatic to witness.… Read the rest