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A cup of tea a day could help keep your mental health

 

One of the most widely-consumed beverages in the world might just play a part in keeping dementia away.

 

According to recent research conducted by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, drinking tea on a consistent basis can 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.… Read the rest

Seniors find success in dementia prevention programme

 

The first community-based dementia prevention programme (DPP) in Singapore targeting at-risk elderly persons has reflected favourable results, with social connectedness and satisfaction of life the areas which has seen the most improvement.

 

First launched in Queenstown and Eunos in 2016, there has also been a decline in anxiety and depressive symptoms within three months.… Read the rest

More singing please!

 

Ever wondered how it felt after singing as a group or during Christmas even if it was just one carol? Singing, it is said, is truly satisfying even when it’s mediocre.

 

But it was not the quality we were after when The Esplanade Company approached the Alzheimer’s Disease Association late last year.… Read the rest

Henry’s Story

 

“Working at the ADAcafé, dad has become less agitated, he even makes curry puffs for the family, at times,” said Eric, Henry’s son.

 

Henry is 75-years-old. He was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease in 2016. Despite his condition, Henry remains highly independent.… Read the rest

Greater Emphasis on Dementia in Singapore

 

“The Republic has to find ways for dementia patients to remain in their home environment, said Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law in an interview with The Straits Times during her visit to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA).… Read the rest

Green fingers, colourful minds

 

Experience the healing effects of cajoling seeds into growth.

 

Gardening has been shown to have significant health benefits. A moderate intensity exercise, it is also a great stress reliever with a positive effect on mental health. Horticulture soothes the mind and soul by letting persons with dementia interact with the great outdoors and with others, allowing them to become nurturers and boost their sense of self.… Read the rest

A hike down memory lane

A 500-strong group of hikers with a heart for the elderly hit the roads for a meaningful cause.

 

Singapore would not be what it is today if not for the contributions of our pioneers throughout the past 50 years. To honour and thank them, the 50cube Hike was organised as more than 500 people signed up to do their part and give back to the elderly.… Read the rest

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