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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

How A Dementia Journal Makes Caregiving Easier

 

Consistently taking notes on dementia symptoms can help you feel more in control of your caregiving journey, and can also help you better understand your loved one’s needs.

Taking time to accurately write down notes on your loved one’s behaviours and schedule—even small details that might seem unnecessary—can seem like a waste, but making a habit of taking things down for a dementia journal can pay off by making it easier to know how to deal with challenging behaviours and health emergencies.… Read the rest

Why We Do What We Do

 

Suffice to say that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the social service and community care sectors greatly. As the number of infections increased, several discussions were ignited regarding various social causes and marginalised people in society, such as our dementia community and seniors living alone.

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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

Adapting Daily Activities For Loved Ones With Dementia

 

Enabling persons with dementia to carry out activities successfully can help bolster their confidence, and empower them to feel better able to maintain a level of independence.

While persons with dementia will need different amounts of help at different stages of dementia, it’s possible to adapt activities to help your loved one perform them independently.… Read the rest