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Handling Dementia Denial

 

It can be difficult to accept a dementia diagnosis, and understanding the reason behind the denial is important to coming up with strategies to help your loved one.

 

Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be harrowing—it’s normal for the person who has been diagnosed to feel a range of negative emotions, from sadness to frustration, or even outright denial.… Read the rest

A Day Of Fun, #DespiteDementia

 

 

“We need to focus more on what persons living with dementia can still do despite the condition, rather than what they cannot do.” These were the words of Mr Jason Foo, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease Association, at his opening address for the World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 Carnival, held on 21 Sep this year.

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Empowering Dementia Care Practitioners with VIPS

 

On 3 to 6 September 2019, ADA organised a series of lectures and workshops by Professor Dawn Brooker from the University of Worcester and Director of the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS).  An inaugural visit to Singapore, she was accompanied by Ms Isabelle Latham, Senior Lecturer at ADS.

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Be part of the #DespiteDementia movement

 

 

Despite Dementia, it’s not the end. People living with dementia face challenges that most of us won’t, but that doesn’t mean they can’t live well. There are many ways they can live life to the full and thrive in spite of their challenges.

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Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference heading to Singapore in March 2020

Update as of 10 February 2020:
Due to the evolving novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, the Singapore Government has raised the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level to orange and has advised against non-essential large-scale events. Following the advice by Singapore’s Ministry of Health, we are postponing the ADI/ADA conference from 19-21 March 2020 to 10-12 December 2020. … Read the rest

Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) Programme

Supported by the Chua Foundation, ADA is excited to introduce ‘Journey with Arts & Dementia’ or ‘JADe’ for short. The JADe programme is an extended initiative from our current Arts & Dementia programme which is catered to persons with dementia enrolled in our daycare centres.

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For the Rapidly Growing Eldercare Industry (ELDEX)

Meet more than 5,000 trade visitors and buyers from the ASEAN markets when you exhibit at ELDEX Asia 2019!

Eldercare Exhibition & Conference Asia (ELDEX) is a trade and consumer exhibition that creates an effective marketplace for international silver economy suppliers to meet and engage with Asia Pacific trade visitors and end-users.… Read the rest

Have good fun for a good cause at WAM2019 Carnival!

 

 

World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) held every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Within World Alzheimer’s Month falls World Alzheimer’s Day, designated by the global community as the day we come together to stand in solidarity with persons with dementia and their loving families.

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An Afternoon Full Of Love

 

 

ADA’s Star Charity Luncheon was a success, raising more than $200,000 to fund our Memories Café programme for at least another two years.

 

It was an afternoon of exquisite dining and exciting entertainment at ADA’s fundraising gala, the Star Charity Luncheon.… Read the rest