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World Alzheimer’s Month 2019

World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM)
2019 Carnival

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: *SCAPE Singapore
2 Orchard Link Singapore 237978
Nearest MRT: Somerset  (NS23)

 

Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) is proud to present the WAM 2019 Carnival!

Open to the public, it is a FREE, full day funfair held at *SCAPE, in the heart of Orchard Road where youthful energy meets family time – good fun for a good cause! Join us for exciting carnival games, snacks, face-painting, balloon-sculpting and a myriad of edu-tainment booths hosted by ADA and our partners.

WAM2019 Carnival is part of the month-long activities internationally to raise awareness of dementia and challenge the stigma that surrounds the condition.

Programme

Highlights @ *SCAPE Playspace (Level 1)

Welcome speech by Mr Jason Foo, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease Association

Our very special Line Dance segment will be performed by ADA Family of Wisdom clients together with their enthusiastic family caregivers, domestic helpers, friends and staff. A dance troupe of 20 participants, this line dance will be led by FOW client Ms Nellie Chua, who used to be a line dance instructor at her local community centre.

Featuring SoundBeam, ADA’s Family of Wisdom clients, family caregivers, domestic helpers and staff will be using the revolutionary assistive music technology to create delightful music for all!

Supported by Health Promotion Board, this 15-minute skit “Mama” tells the story of a 60-year-old widow and her daughter Mei. Being a filial only child, Mei starts to discover that her mother has been very forgetful, confused with meal times and misplacing her things. During the skit, watch as Mei unravels the change of behaviour in her mother, and discovers avenues of help for her family.

Titled “Drumming With One Heart Beat”, we take things to another level with a mass drumming session. Persons with dementia, family members and members of the public are welcome to jump in and jam together, as we take you on an engaging journey to create rhythm and beat.

Fringe Activities @ *SCAPE Gallery (Level 5)

Part of the Forget-Us-Not initiative.

Unlike a conventional theatre show, there is no script in Playback Theatre. Come build a community dialogue with us through this interactive format, as we share experiences of how dementia has changed family life, the challenges and joys of being a caregiver, or even personal anecdotes if you are a person living with dementia yourself.

Seats are limited so register early to secure your spot!

Directed in 2017 by Malaysian film by director Jess Teong, ‘The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget’ gives us a Southeast-Asian take on caregiving, highlighting issues and challenges that arise when a family embarks on their journey with dementia. Join us as we go on this delicate and emotional journey about dementia, denial and identity, and how a family is ultimately brought together with hope, #DespiteDementia.

Seats are limited so register early to secure your spot!

In this engaging panel discussion immediately following the movie screening, ADA is proud to present Ms Kate Swaffer, advocate and activist for dementia and Co-founder and Co-chair of Dementia Alliance International, as well as a local person with dementia and their caregiver. The dialogue session will cover topics such as the common misconceptions surrounding dementia, loss of identity for the person with dementia and common support services available to caregivers.

Frequently Asked Questions

WAM 2019 Carnival will take place at two locations within *SCAPE Singapore – Playspace on Level 1 and the Gallery on Level 5.

 

WAM2019 Carnival is appropriate for the whole family! With games, snacks and exciting booths in store, ADA is proud to host this all-inclusive funfair suitable for persons with dementia, caregivers and family members of those with dementia, young children, the elderly, the youth and anyone looking to have good, wholesome fun as a community.

WAM2019 Carnival is FREE. Games, snacks and activities are free with the use of carnival coupons, which will be given out free once you enter.

To kick it up a notch, ADA Café will also be at the carnival serving up their signature hearty fare. Food and beverages from the ADA Café booth is chargeable, with each coupon stub for this booth being sold at $10.

Fringe activities are also free, however to avoid disappointment, we encourage those interested in the playback theatre and movie screening to pre-register their seats. Links to each showing are above in the Programme.

Yes! To create an all-inclusive event, WAM2019 Carnival is wheelchair friendly. There is also a mobile toilet available for use on the carnival grounds.

If you have a question that has not been addressed, please email us at contact@alz.org.sg.

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There will be photography and video filming by the organisers. By taking part in this event, you grant the organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and/or video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes to help achieve the organisers’ aims. This may include (but not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

*Information on this page is accurate at time of publication and is subject to changes.