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Redirecting the Dementia Brain

 

Caregivers of loved ones living with dementia may find this example familiar and relatable: “She is insisting that she is hungry all the time even on occasions when she had just finished the last of her three square meals for the day.

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6 Symbols of a Forgotten Singapore

 

In the five decades since our independence, Singapore has undergone a myriad of changes. There exist objects in our memory that we hardly see any more; evocative fragments that draw aged memories to the surface of things.

For persons with dementia who often remember things from long ago and forget more recent happenings, perhaps these will bring forth memories and be a good conversation starter this National Day!… Read the rest

Keep Calm And Carry On … Caring

 

Caregiving, and the physical and emotional stress that comes with it, are part and parcel of the process. After all, it is an act of love and kindness that requires one to put in a large part of him or herself into the role.

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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