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.
What should I talk to them about? Will I make them even more frustrated if they can’t remember? These are some of the questions that come to mind when we think of talking to someone living with dementia. Especially as their condition progresses, it may be even harder to communicate with them but it is not an impossible task.
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.
Most people are aware about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. However, they harbour many misconceptions about the disease, like that it’s the end of the road. Thankfully, more people in the media are raising awareness about dementia and trying to communicate its trials and difficulties through the medium of film.
Singapore is facing a fast ageing population and with that comes a host of health problems including a rise in dementia cases. But according to the National Neuroscience Institute what’s more worrying is the alarming rate of younger people being diagnosed with the disease.