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Leaving Footprints that Tell a Story

 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Voices for Hope programme continues to coach persons with dementia and care partners, giving them a boost in their confidence as they actively contribute to the community through their stories and sentiments.

 

2020 ended on a high note as we witnessed two cohorts (4 and 5) graduating from the Voices for Hope programme at Professor Brawn Bistro, Enabling Village in December.… Read the rest

Interests-based Activities Bring Respite And Cheer To Caregivers

 

As part of a new initiative to better support caregivers’ needs and well-being, in December 2020, ADA’s Caregiver Support Services launched a new programme under its umbrella – Caregiver Support & Network.

 

The Caregiver Support & Network, or CSN for short, aims to promote self-care and foster interaction among caregivers of people living with dementia through hobbies- and interest-based activities, such as themed musical performances, learning basic Cantonese, or even learning how to play the guitar.… Read the rest

Dementia and Employment: Give us a chance to remain employed

 

By Emily Ong, Dementia Advocate

 

Living with neurodegenerative disorders like dementia does not mean individuals suddenly lose their functional capacity and work skills upon diagnosis. Unless it is rapidly progressive dementia, many of us continue to live well for a very long time if we do our part to stay physically fit, mentally active, socially engaged, and eat well.

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Journeying Together

 

As the year comes to a close, ADA’s CEO Jason Foo looks back at the past year and shares what’s next for ADA in 2021.

 

The 30th Anniversary of Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) is definitely memorable. The year 2020 will forever live in the annals of history, the pages fraught with stories of grave challenges posed by the Word of the Year – pandemic.… Read the rest

Adapting For The Future

 

As 2020 draws to a close, ADA prepares for dementia care in the ‘New Normal’ with three new programmes.

As we bid farewell to 2020 and look to the future, delivering dementia care will involve much more creativity and adaptability when it comes to looking at tapping on a new mix of virtual and in-person platforms.… Read the rest

ADA Ushers In The Year Of The Rat!

 

As part of this year’s Lunar New Year festivities, ADA and our dedicated partners set out to bring joy, prosperity and good fortune to our clients, caregivers and longtime volunteers!

 

Let’s look back on how ADA ushered in the Year of the Rat.… Read the rest

Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020

 

Congratulations to our outstanding staff members who clinched Silver Awards at this year’s Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020!

Launched in 2011 and held annually by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) is a nationwide platform that honours healthcare professionals who have demonstrated remarkable commitment in delivering quality care and excellent service.… Read the rest

Hear from our Voices for Hope

 

 

Hearing personal stories are often significant and meaningful. Through Voices for Hope, ADA wants persons with dementia and their families to partner with us in our dementia awareness and advocacy efforts.

 

Persons with dementia are generally perceived to be incapable of making decisions and their opinions are rarely consulted.… Read the rest

ADA receives S$1m donation from Musim Mas

 

On 4 July 2019, ADA was honoured to receive a S$1 million donation from leading palm oil company, Musim Mas Holdings. The generous donation is set to help improve the lives of those living with dementia and caregivers, and will go towards providing one year of financial assistance for over 300 families who have loved ones with dementia who may not be able to afford the fees at New Horizon Centres.

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