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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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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

Fish Consumption could help fight against the onset of dementia

 

New studies have shown that eating fish once or twice a day may prolong mental function and help combat Alzheimer’s disease. Dietary changes, along with regular exercise, have been known to keep our brains in shape, and new research points to a correlation between omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and blood flow to parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory and dementia.

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A cup of tea a day could help keep your mental health

 

One of the most widely-consumed beverages in the world might just play a part in keeping dementia away.

 

According to recent research conducted by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, drinking tea on a consistent basis can lower the risk of cognitive impairment by 50%, while the reduction can be as much as 86% for those who are genetically predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s.… Read the rest

Seniors find success in dementia prevention programme

 

The first community-based dementia prevention programme (DPP) in Singapore targeting at-risk elderly persons has reflected favourable results, with social connectedness and satisfaction of life the areas which has seen the most improvement.

 

First launched in Queenstown and Eunos in 2016, there has also been a decline in anxiety and depressive symptoms within three months.… Read the rest

More singing please!

 

Ever wondered how it felt after singing as a group or during Christmas even if it was just one carol? Singing, it is said, is truly satisfying even when it’s mediocre.

 

But it was not the quality we were after when The Esplanade Co Ltd approached the Alzheimer’s Disease Association late last year.… Read the rest

Greater Emphasis on Dementia in Singapore

 

“The Republic has to find ways for dementia patients to remain in their home environment, said Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law in an interview with The Straits Times during her visit to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA).… Read the rest

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