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WAM2018 Events

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year.

2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action. This month, check out the host of events that will equip you with the knowledge to do your part in the fight against dementia.

This calendar listing is updated as of 31 August 2018

7 Sep – 31 Oct

Remember Me Through My Art

Venue: The Peranakan Museum
Time: 10am-7pm
In collaboration with  The Peranakan Museum and Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA)
Admission: S$5.00 for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

Enjoy the photography works of 8 persons with dementia from ADA’s New Horizon Centre at Toa Payoh. With a camera and freshly-acquired photography skills, they immerse themselves in Peranakan culture, exercise self-expression and stimulate their creativity through photography.

1-14 Sep

Forget-Us-Not (FUN) Exhibition

Venue: Sengkang Public Library
Time: 11am-9pm
In collaboration with Lien Foundation and Alzheimer’s Disease Association under the FUN Campaign
Admission: Free

Forget-Us-Not heads down to public spaces in the heartlands to reach out to members of the public as part of efforts to promote greater awareness of dementia and show what dementia-friendly communities are like.

1-2 Sep

One Heart One Mind

Venue: Changi Airport (Terminal 3)
Time: 10am-3pm
Organiser: National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) 
Admission: Free

The roadshow aims to increase awareness of common neurological conditions in Singapore, focusing on the signs and risks. Engage in interactive activities and take part in a free memory screening. The free memory screening will be held on 1 and 2 September for persons 50 years and above, between 10am to 3pm (Prior registration is required).

1 Sep

Dementia Awareness Talk

Venue: Calvary Batist Church
Time: 2pm-5pm
Organiser: Calvary Batist Church
Admission: S$8.00 (Register by emailing calbc@calvary.org.sg.)

Hope for the weary. Learn more about depression and dementia from doctors and ADA.

1 Sep

Family For Life

Venue: National Museum Singapore
Time: 10am-5pm
Organiser: National Museum Singapore
Admission: Free

Enjoy this showcase of selected art pieces created by participants of Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s Arts and Dementia programme. It aims to enrich the lives of persons with dementia through platforms such as the arts and heritage appreciation.

8 Sep

Journey With Me

Venue: Mountbatten Community Centre
Time: 9am-2pm
Organiser: Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Admission: Free (Register here)

Listen to talks by experts, visit educational booths, and join activities such a Heritage walk through Dakota Crescent.

15-30 Sep

Forget-Us-Not (FUN) Exhibition

Venue: Choa Chu Kang Public Library
Time: 11am-9pm
In collaboration with Lien Foundation and Alzheimer’s Disease Association under the FUN Campaign
Admission: Free

Forget-Us-Not heads down to public spaces in the heartlands to reach out to members of the public as part of efforts to promote greater awareness of dementia and show what dementia-friendly communities are like.

16 Sep

Tiong Bahru Garden Joggers (TBGJ) Run Against Dementia

Venue: Bedok Reservoir Park
Time: 6.45am-9.45am
Organiser: The Tiong Bahru Garden Joggers

The Tiong Bahru Garden Joggers, made up of about 60 members, are dedicating one Sunday in September to run against dementia.

20 Sep

Launch of “Memories Café” Video by Our Better World

On facebook.com/alz.org.sg and facebook.com/ourbetterworld.org/

Watch the “Memories Café” video and find out how persons with dementia can be integrated into society.

21-22 Sep

World Alzheimer’s Month Conference

Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability
Time: 9am-5pm (21 Sep), 9am-1pm (22 Sep)
Organised by: Alzheimer’s Disease Association
Admission: 21 Sep (S$20.00 (buy 2 get 1 free)), 22 Sep (S$5.00 )
(Register here)

‘Every 3 seconds, someone is diagnosed with dementia globally’. With this sobering thought, this conference aims to educate, enable and empower others on dementia and discover the many ways one can make Singapore a more dementia-inclusive society.

21 Sep

World Alzheimer’s Day Film Event: Ninaivirukkum Varai (Till The Last Memory)

Venue: 15 Beach Road Singapore 189677
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Organised by: Project We Forget and OneMaker Group – OMG
Admission: Free (Register here)

Join us at the screening of Ninaivirukkum Varai (Till the last memory), as we bring the journey of dementia and the impact caregivers face to light. The screening will follow with a post-show dialogue with Yahssir M, Founder of Millenia Motion Pictures, on how the team uses film to highlight societal issues in our communities, and Melissa Chan, Founder of Project We Forgot, on the impact of dementia and caregiver experiences. This is a Tamil language film with English subtitles.

23 Sep

Building A Dementia-Friendly Community Talk (Mandarin)

Venue: Choa Chu Kang Public Library
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
In collaboration with Lien Foundation and Alzheimer’s Disease Association under the Forget-Us-Not Campaign.
Admission: Free

From this lecture in Mandarin, learn more about dementia, its symptoms and how to support people with dementia in the community.

29 Sep

i-Remember Health Carnival

Venue: Kampung Admiralty
Time: 9am-3pm
Organised by: The Republic Polytechnic
Admission: Free

Seniors and members of the public can engage in health screening and educational activities to learn more information about dementia.

29 Sep

Step Up, Speak Out! – Women & Dementia

Venue: Core Collective Singapore 79 Anson Rd, Singapore 079906
Time: 10am-1pm
Organised by: Project We Forgot and Aware Singapore
Admission: Free (Register here)

We look at dementia through a feminist lens and learn more about how it disproportionately affects female caregivers. The discussion will explore the difficulties women face in relation to dementia and how the usual demographic of caregivers (female, single and unmarried, daughters, daughter-in-laws) are affected.