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Dealing with Dementia: the First Step

 

With a new case of dementia diagnosed every four seconds, we can never be absolutely sure if the behaviour our loved ones exhibit is, in fact, the symptoms of the condition. Is grandpa forgetting where he left the television remote control for the umpteenth time a cause for concern?

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World Alzheimer’s Month 2017: An Event to Remember

 

Wholesome activities and informative talks contributed to a rousing event with precious takeaways.

 

 

On the 21 and 22 September, we held our annual event in commemoration of World Alzheimer’s Month. Organised in partnership with Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where the event was held, the free two-day community health forum adopted the theme: Remember Me: Early diagnosis means I can live well for longer.… Read the rest

Still Alice … And Only 100 Years Young

 

“What’s there to be unhappy? Must always have a smile.” With an easy smile and the occasional hearty chuckle, Madam Alice Lim certainly embodies the spirit of someone who has seen it all and appreciates the simple things in life.

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4 Treatable Conditions that can be Mistaken for Dementia

 

As the adage goes, we are not to judge a book by its cover. Likewise, not all symptoms of dementia point to the onset of the disease. It is easy to panic and fear the worst the moment you lose your way or misplace your coffee mug, but rather than indicating that you are entering the early stages of dementia, self-perceived cognitive problems may also possibly stem from other conditions that slipped under the radar.

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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