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Building Dementia-Friendly Communities in Singapore

 

 

Dementia can be a socially alienating illness. Many spend their time cooped up indoors, or in a nursing home, no longer able to lead normal lives. It’s a shame as many persons with dementia (PWD), can continue their daily routines if given a safe environment to do so.

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5 Essential Books On Alzheimer’s

 

An Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis can be frightening and initially overwhelming. The first step toward taking control of your life is to learn and understand the disease as much as you can. Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, the best resources you can get your hands on are books.

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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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Fundraising Fun with East Spring Secondary!

 

 

The Fundraising & Community Enabling team from Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) supported East Spring Secondary School’s Sports Day-cum-Charity Bazaar held at Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) on 16 May.

 

The event saw a huge turnout of students, parents and friends rallying together, setting up food, drinks and game stalls for the school’s Charity Bazaar.… Read the rest

80 Students from Fairfield Methodist benefit from Dementia-awareness Workshops

 

On 18 May 2018, our Community Enabling team headed to Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) to conduct dementia-awareness mini-workshops for over 80 lower secondary students.

 

The dementia-awareness workshop was held in conjunction with other mini-workshops by different community partners, as part of the school’s Social Impact programme where students get to learn more about the various communities in Singapore (elderly, individuals with special needs and migrant workers) including ADA.… Read the rest

An Ode To My Mother

 

Memories may fade with the onset of dementia, but some bonds persist forever. Family of Wisdom Caregiver Grace Eng fondly recalls being touched by her mother’s love and fulfilling her duties as a daughter.

 

 

“Peng, when are we going to wrap ‘zong zi’?” I stopped in my tracks and looked back at her.

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Going Mediterranean

 

Many of us are aware of the importance of eating healthily, and as a result of this consciousness, a myriad of diets has been birthed to address various health concerns. From the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet, which focuses on lowering the body’s insulin levels, to the popular paleo diet, which advocates eating the same foods as our hunter-gatherer ancestors as we were genetically designed to, there has hardly been a time when such great attention is given to food and ingredients.

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