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New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok) Gets A Face-Lift!

 

 

In February 2019, ADA unveiled a brand-new look and feel of the New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok), after undergoing a three-month renovation period in its efforts to beautify and streamline facilities for our clients.

 

 

For the first time in its 25 years of operations, facilities were revamped and added to help clients in day-to-day activities.… Read the rest

Channel 8’s “Morning Express” Features Initiatives to Support the Fight against Dementia

One in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. To effectively address this condition, people and organisations are working on the ground and encouraging others to create dementia-friendly communities. A variety of initiatives supporting the fight against dementia were highlighted on the 16 April edition of Channel 8’s Morning Express.

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Incontinence In Dementia

 

There is no rest for caregiving – especially when it comes to taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias – and you would have dealt with a whole spectrum of symptoms and behaviours that stem from the condition.

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Strategies to Help Deal with Wandering

 

Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her night gown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.

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Let’s Recycle and Create Together!

ADA recently embarked on the Recycled Arts Programme for persons with cognitive impairment or dementia. It is a pilot programme that aims to provide purposeful engagement and improve their overall well-being.

 

To kickstart this programme, Gosip Café at Thomson Plaza has graciously offered their public space to allow persons with dementia and caregivers an opportunity to meet others of the same condition and have fun through arts in an environment that accepts them.… Read the rest

Coping With Hallucinations

 

In the process of caring for your loved one with dementia, you may have come across times when she says that she just saw her dead husband walk pass the window, or shout at non-existent bugs crawling on the floor.

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Uncovering The Facts Of Vascular Dementia

 

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s. Here are the facts that you should know about this form of dementia.

There are many different forms of dementia, with vascular dementia being second to Alzheimer’s disease in terms of prevalence.… Read the rest

Celebrating our unsung superheroes

 

 

On 5 Jan 2019, close to 150 caregivers of persons with dementia attended ADA’s Caregiver’s Appreciation Gala Luncheon 2019.

 

Organised to show appreciation to caregivers for their dedication and hard work in looking after their loved ones with dementia, the annual event was jointly organised by ADA and students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law, and was held at the Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa.… Read the rest