In conjunction with Family of Wisdom’s (FOW) annual art exhibit, ‘Remember Me through My Art’ was held on the afternoon of 16 November at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
The event, supported by Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing at TTSH, reached out to both clients and members of the public. A collection of items made by clients – such as keychains, handphone stands, bags and other creative artwork – were displayed across 11 booths.
Craft activities, cognitive stimulation games and a calligraphy booth kept visitors engaged. A total of 71 clients, mainly persons with dementia, showed their support at the event. Members of the public participated actively during the event. The heart-warming sight of grandparents working on jigsaw puzzles with their young grandchildren re ected the importance of a supportive family environment in caring for persons with dementia.
Towards the end of the event, 20 lucky draw prizes were given out by Mr Jason Foo, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association. Remember Me through My Art proved to be an e ective avenue for raising funds and promoting greater awareness on dementia. While clients came with their caregivers and friends, a large portion of the visitors included TTSH patients and healthcare professionals who were keen to learn more about dementia. The event managed to raise $2,100 in support of the programme’s services for people with dementia.