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Art Attack!

 

Creative expression has always been a key pillar of human development and achievement. Our ability to create through art is a sign of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being, allowing us to reach heights and satisfaction that would otherwise be difficult to attain.

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First Come, First Safe: The Importance Of Early Diagnosis

 

Punctuality is a virtue, but when it comes to the diagnoses of illnesses and diseases like dementia, being prompt is not only highly recommended, it can even be crucial to your health and well-being. Dementia is no different.

 

Studies have shown that as many as half of people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias go undiagnosed.… Read the rest

Getting the Art and Science of Wellbeing and Happiness

 

How can you practice mindfulness at the workplace? What can caregivers do to improve the caregiving experience? These questions and more will be answered at this year’s edition of the Singapore Mental Health Conference (SMHC), a two-day event aimed to foster collaborations among various sectors to build a society that is mentally healthy and resilient.

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A Bitter Pill To Swallow

 

The role of a caregiver to a person with dementia is both crucial and challenging. The complex nature of the condition demands for a caregiver who is at once both patient and resourceful. One of the biggest areas of struggles caregivers face is to get older persons with dementia to take their medicine.

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Gearing up for World Alzheimer’s Month

 

This September, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (Jurong Health) will be playing host to ADA in honour of World Alzheimer’s Month 2017 (WAM).

 

The event will take place on 21 and 22 September, 9am to 4pm, and aims to educate and raise awareness of dementia, as well as promote engagement with persons with dementia through meaningful activities.… Read the rest

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 Co Ltd approached the Alzheimer’s Disease Association late last year.… Read the rest

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