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Update on COVID-19: Changes to ADA Programmes and Events

 

In light of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19, previously known as 2019-nCov) and its effects on Singapore, ADA has had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend and postpone some of our programmes, services, and events.

 

This is to ensure the utmost care, safety and health of all our persons with dementia, caregivers, volunteers, partner organisations, and staff.… Read the rest

ADA Ushers In The Year Of The Rat!

 

As part of this year’s Lunar New Year festivities, ADA and our dedicated partners set out to bring joy, prosperity and good fortune to our clients, caregivers and longtime volunteers!

 

Let’s look back on how ADA ushered in the Year of the Rat.… Read the rest

Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020

 

Congratulations to our outstanding staff members who clinched Silver Awards at this year’s Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020!

Launched in 2011 and held annually by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) is a nationwide platform that honours healthcare professionals who have demonstrated remarkable commitment in delivering quality care and excellent service.… Read the rest

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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More Love For All Seasons

 

ADA’s charity concert, Love For All Seasons, returned for its second edition this year, bigger and better than before.

The curtains closed on ADA’s second edition of Love For All Seasons after two sessions filled with classic tunes which brought the audience on a trip down memory lane.… 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