Keynote 1: “Dementia-Friendly Kiama Project: An award-winning dementia-friendly community in New South Wales, Australia”
Speakers: Dennis Frost, Chair of Dementia Advisory Group for the Dementia-Friendly Kiama Project; and Nick Guggisberg, Manager at Kiama Municipal Council for Community & Cultural Development
Keynote 2: “A Future with Dementia”
Speaker: Associate Professor Philip Yap, Director, Geriatric Centre & Senior Consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
A. “Dementia-Friendly Built Environments”
The prevalence of dementia nationally and globally raises the alarm for our communities in Singapore to be dementia-ready. To build and sustain dementia-friendly communities, a supportive physical environment is crucial to enable persons with dementia to continue to age, live well and independently.
At the breakout session, professionals and friends with dementia will share knowledge and insights on how we can build inclusive and accessible environments.
B. “Disability, Not Disease”
Dementia has traditionally been regarded as a debilitating disease with their cognitive deficits being disproportionately magnified. In fact, people with dementia still retain strengths and abilities that are often overlooked and dismissed.
To tackle the stigma, we must look at dementia beyond the disease. Hear from our experts and caregivers to see how we can embrace the strengths, abilities and dreams of people with dementia today.
C. “Dementia-friendly Efforts”
Singapore is still in its infancy stage when it comes to creating dementia-inclusive societies.
Be inspired by current initiatives in organisations and services, and their thoughts and ideas moving ahead. Find out how we can create more ideas and inspire others to come forward and do their bit in this journey.