The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) is a social service agency and is made up of caregivers, professionals and all who are interested in dementia. ADA provides daycare for people with dementia, as well as services such as counselling, support groups, referrals and public education talks. The Association also conducts training and workshops for caregivers.
In light of COVID-19, stay updated on any changes to ADA’s programmes and services here.
Social media is a great tool that gives us more opportunities to stay connected and keep socialising, especially with the COVID-19 situation. However, the anonymity of the other person behind the screen can present some risks and challenges.
It’s common to have feelings of loss and grief as dementia progresses. While you might feel like these feelings are wrong, it is important to understand that you are entitled to your emotions, and that the important thing is learning to manage it so it does not become overwhelming.
A person with dementia may sometimes make accusations against people around them, including their family, friends, and caregivers. This can be very challenging to deal with, and it is important to understand that the person with dementia isn’t making this accusations on purpose to hurt you.
You may know him as the man who started ADA thirty years ago with a singular focus to champion the dementia cause. Today, Dr Ang Peng Chye shares with us about the early days that led to the establishment of Alzheimer’s Disease Association, its major milestones through the years and why he is hopeful for the dementia cause in Singapore.