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WAM2019 Events

World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) held every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

 

ADI’s overarching global theme for WAM 2019 is “Let’s Talk About Dementia: End The Stigma”. Although dementia is a neurodegenerative condition with no cure, individuals living with it can still do anything that they put their minds to, and it is important to recognise that they can lead purposeful and meaningful lives #despitedementia.

Join ADA on 21 September 2019 for the WAM 2019 Carnival to learn more about dementia topics and our care services. Alternatively, check out any of the fun activities and events below to find out more avenues of care and support!

25 Aug – 8 Sep

Sengkang Hospital – “I’m Still Me” WAM2019

Venue: Sengkang Hospital Community Heart
Time: 11am-3pm
Admission: Free

Dementia awareness goes into the heartlands as ADA collaborates with Sengkang Hospital to set up a dementia awareness exhibition from 25 Aug to 8 Sep. ADA staff and volunteers will also be manning a booth at the SKH Community Heart on 2 and 3 Sep, and lunch time and tea time talks on 4 and 5 Sep. Details as follows:

Event: ADA Experiential Activities booths
Date: 2 and 3 Sep 2019
Venue: Sengkang Hospital Community Heart
Time: 11am-3pm
Admission: Free

Event: Dementia-themed Lunchtime Talk
Venue: Sengkang Hospital Campus
Date: 4 Sep 2019
Time: 12.30pm-2pm (Sharing by persons with dementia: 1.30pm-2pm)
Admission: Closed door event

Event: Dementia-themed Teatime Talk
Venue: Sengkang Hospital Campus
Date: 5 Sep 2019
Time: 2.30pm-4pm (Sharing by persons with dementia: 3.30pm-4pm)
Admission: Closed door event

1 Sep

Public Talk on Dementia: Do Not Forget Us

Venue: Wisma Geylang Serai, Event Space, Level 1
Time: 10am-12pm
Admission: Free (Sign up here)

A study by IMH revealed that 10% of Singaporeans aged 60 and above has dementia. Attend this talk to learn more about this disease and how you can help your loved ones if they are afflicted by it and learn more about care support available. This talk is in support of the Forget Us Not initiative.

1 Sep – 31 Oct

ADA & Kebun Baru Community Club Dementia Awareness Exhibition

Venue: Kebun Baru Community Club, Residents’ Lounge at Level 1
Time: 9am-10pm
Admission: Free

As part of our efforts to build an inclusive Dementia-Friendly Community in Kebun Baru, ADA, under the auspices of the Forget Us Not campaign, heads down to Kebun Baru to reach out to its residents to promote greater awareness of dementia and show what dementia-friendly communities could be like.

6-8 Sep

Enabling Festival 2019

Venue: National Design Centre
Time: 11am-9pm
Admission: Free

Into its 2nd year, Enabling Festival is a three-day community festival and a kaleidoscope of multidisciplinary activities in the areas of art, music, design, theatre, film, dance, medical forums and hands-on workshops. Through these programmes and activities, they hope to showcase the potentialities in enabling persons with dementia to enjoy a better quality of life.

The festival also shines a spotlight on caregivers, who are often the invisible heroes and provides possibilities for caregivers’ respite and solace through many interesting activities. Activities for caregivers include Sharing Sessions, Meditation and Breathing workshops, and even a Silent Disco Party, amongst many others.

Find out more here.

7 Sep

Republic Polytechnic I-Remember Health Carnival

Venue: Yishun Town Square
Time: 9am-2pm
Admission: Free

Into its 2nd year, Republic Polytechnic organises a Health Carnival for seniors and members of the public to engage in health screening and educational activities to learn more about dementia.

7 Sep

Kebun Baru Bestari RC Dementia talk and Screening

Venue: Kebun Baru Bestari RC Centre @ Blk 253 Ang Mo Kio Street 21, Singapore 560253
Time: 1pm-4pm
Admission: Free; Event is only for residents of Kebun Baru Bestari RC

As part of our efforts to build an inclusive Dementia-Friendly Community in Kebun Baru, ADA, under the auspices of the Forget Us Not campaign, heads down to Kebun Baru Bestari RC to reach out to its residents to promote greater awareness of dementia and engage seniors in screening and educational activities to learn more about dementia.

9-15 Sep

Dementia Matters

Venue: Unity at FairPrice Xtra, Ang Mo Kio Hub
Time: 11am-8pm
Admission: Free

A series of talks on Dementia and Healthy Ageing, organised by Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre and CREST, will be held at Unity FairPrice at AMK Hub. Topics (available in either Chinese or English) include:

  • Understanding Dementia
  • Dementia & Community
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstration
  • Understanding Depression
  • Managing Caregiver Stress

 

Find out more and register your interest here.

11 Sep

Changi General Hospital WAM Roadshow

Venue: Foyer of Changi General Hospital Medical Centre
Time: 10am-3pm
Admission: Free

Visit educational booths and engage in activities to find out more about dementia.

12 Sep

Public Forum: A Day in the Life of A Person with Dementia

Venue: Changi General Hospital, Auditorium, Level 1
Time: 11.15am-3.30pm
Admission: Free (Pre-registration is required. Email your Name, Contact and Pax to sarah_gah@cgh.com.sg by 6 Sep)

Learn more from the experts on how to tackle everyday problems faced by persons with dementia and their caregivers, in this insightful series of forum sessions and talks by nurses, physicians and psychologists from CGH, as well as learn the importance of advanced care planning.

14 Sep

MontfortCare Dementia Roadshow @ Bedok

Venue: Bedok Town Square
Time: 10am-2pm
Admission: Free

Visit educational booths and engage in activities to find out more about dementia.

17 Sep

Understanding Dementia

Venue: Bedok Public Library, L3 Programme Room
Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Admission: Free

The session will cover the following topics:
• What is dementia?
• What are the signs and symptoms of dementia?
• What are the difficulties that may be faced by persons living with dementia?
• How to communicate with persons with dementia?

This talk is jointly organised with GoodLife! @ Bedok Montfort Care.

17 Sep

Thinker+ PLAY

Venue: Bedok Public Library, L3 Programme Room
Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm
Admission: Free

Fancy teasing your brain with games and puzzles? Come down for an afternoon of fun, solving logic puzzles with like-minded friends whilst keeping your mind healthy, and learn more about ways to reduce your dementia risk.

19 Sep

Walk 2 Remember

Venue: Teck Ghee and Cheng San in Ang Mo Kio
Time: 9.30am-11.15am (First session on 19 Sep; subsequent walks on every Thursday, 9.30am-11.15am)
Admission: Free (To register, contact COMNET Senior Activity Centre at 9116 4790 or TOUCHPOINT at  9772 2558)

Walk 2 Remember is a social movement created in Ang Mo Kio to raise dementia awareness in the neighbourhoods of Cheng San and Teck Ghee. Organised by TOUCH Community Services and Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre, participants are encouraged to join fellow residents in Ang Mo Kio to walk weekly and enjoy a social activity together.

Interested volunteers and walkers can also join the Walk 2 Remember Friends of Dementia workshop to find out more about the campaign and experience some of the fun activities. Workshops details as follows:

Event: Walk 2 Remember Friends of Dementia Workshop (English)
Venue: TOUCH Home Care @ Blk 444 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1603 Singapore 560444
Date/Time: 9 Sep, 9.30am-11.30am
Admission: Free

Event: Walk 2 Remember Friends of Dementia Workshop (Mandarin)
Venue: Blk 420 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1143 Singapore 560420
Date/Time: 30 Aug, 2pm-4pm; 5 Sep, 9.30am-11.30am
Admission: Free

19 Sep

“Understanding Dementia”: Care and Support Learning Fair

Venue: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Tower B, Level 2
Time: 11am-2pm
Admission: Free

Visit educational booths and engage in activities to find out more about dementia.

21 Sep

Singapore General Hospital Ageing Well Healthy Body & Mind

Venue: Singapore General Hospital @ SOC Clinic J, K, L and M
Time: 9am-2pm
Admission: Free

Visit educational booths and engage in activities to find out more about dementia.

21 Sep

WAM2019 Carnival

Venue: *SCAPE
Time: 11am-4pm
Admission: Free (Pre-registration is required for the Playback Theatre and Movie Screening fringe activities)

Open to the public, the WAM 2019 Carnival is a FREE, full day funfair where youthful energy meets family time – good fun for a good cause! Join ADA for fun carnival games, snacks, face-painting, balloon-sculpting and a myriad of edu-tainment booths.

WAM 2019 Carnival is part of the month-long activities internationally to raise awareness of dementia and challenge the stigma that surrounds the condition.

Find out more here.

22 Sep

Thomson CC FUnctional Screening ADA Booth

Venue: Thomson Shunfu RC
Time: 9am-3pm (TBC)
Admission: Free

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, ADA will screen a video to raise dementia awareness and members of the public may approach ADA staff/volunteers if they have any questions. ADA collaterals will also be placed within the room for visitors to browse.

24 Sep

Thinker+ PLAY

Venue: Bedok Public Library, L3 Programme Room
Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm
Admission: Free

Fancy teasing your brain with games and puzzles? Come down for an afternoon of fun, solving logic puzzles with like-minded friends whilst keeping your mind healthy, and learn more about ways to reduce your dementia risk.

24 Sep

Thinker+ READ

Venue: Bedok Public Library, L3 Programme Room
Time: 3pm-3.30pm
Admission: Free

Did you know that reading and writing are just some of the ways to keep your mind active?

Find inspiration from fellow story-creators or “read and reap” new ideas. Join us for a light reading session along with simple writing activities.