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Ex-footballers 3.5 Times More Likely To Die From Dementia

 

With the SEA Games coming up, football fans will be treated to football action featuring nations in the region. Players represent their country with pride and passion, but they could risk more. A recent study indicates that former professional footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population.

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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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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

ADA receives S$1m donation from Musim Mas

 

On 4 July 2019, ADA was honoured to receive a S$1 million donation from leading palm oil company, Musim Mas Holdings. The generous donation is set to help improve the lives of those living with dementia and caregivers, and will go towards providing one year of financial assistance for over 300 families who have loved ones with dementia who may not be able to afford the fees at New Horizon Centres.

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Channel 8’s “Morning Express” Features Initiatives to Support the Fight against Dementia

One in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. To effectively address this condition, people and organisations are working on the ground and encouraging others to create dementia-friendly communities. A variety of initiatives supporting the fight against dementia were highlighted on the 16 April edition of Channel 8’s Morning Express.

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A Family Empowered, #DespiteDementia

 

Even donning the hat of a full-time caregiver to her special-needs son for the past 10 years couldn’t have prepared Maggie Lee for her husband’s diagnosis of young onset dementia in January 2015. Only 49 years old at the time, the progressive nature of dementia saw Gan Beng Hui eventually having to stop work in 2018.

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