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Finding My Way Home

 

As dementia becomes more prevalent in Singapore, ADA has been steadfast in its belief, supporting those impacted by the condition. With the launch of dementia-inclusive initiatives, ADA hopes to enable seniors and persons living with dementia to continue to age-in-place, live and thrive in their familiar areas.

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3 Myths about Young Onset Dementia Debunked

 

One of the chief reasons why stigma is rife when it comes to dementia (or any medical condition in general) is misinformation and misconception. Young onset dementia is even more misunderstood than its bigger umbrella term, resulting in many inaccurate notions about the condition which can affect the individual’s level of care.

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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