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COVID-19: Convincing Seniors To Stay Home

 

Explaining the enhanced safe distancing measures that are mandated by the government can be difficult for seniors who are used to daily trips out of the house, especially if they don’t understand why these measures are in place.

With the circuit breaker in place, it can be hard to explain to your loved ones why they can’t go out when it isn’t essential, especially if the daily trips are part of their regular routine.… Read the rest

COVID-19: Keeping Your Home Safer for Persons with Dementia

 

Keeping your home environment clean and safe for your loved ones with dementia is important enough in normal times, but is especially essential as we fight the spread of COVID-19.

To keep your home clean and safe for persons with dementia as we deal with the additional threat of COVID-19, it’s necessary to take a few extra steps as you go about the day.… Read the rest

Building An Inclusive, Dementia-friendly Kebun Baru

 

Through actively seeking the voices and perspectives of persons with dementia, ADA embarked on its journey to build an inclusive dementia friendly community in Kebun Baru. Some stand out initiatives include the Wayfinding Project, a mural-painting project at HDB blocks, and the “Talk to Me” collaborative series of videos featuring inter-generational conversations.

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Words Hurt: The Impact Of Words

 

The way we talk about dementia and people living with dementia affects how others view the condition. But why? In the first of this two-part series on the importance of using appropriate language when talking about dementia and those living with it, we delve into why words have such an impact on our perception.

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Technology To Help With Dementia Care

 

Using the technologies available to us today, the dementia care experience can be made slightly easier for the person with dementia and their caregivers alike.

Technological advances present a more convenient alternative for many facets of our daily life, some of which can make a real difference in taking some burden off the caregiver and keeping persons with dementia more comfortable and safe.… Read the rest

Words Hurt

 

Hurt can take many different forms; it’s more than physical pain. Words, especially, have the power to hurt, and the scars that result aren’t just skin deep.

 

The words we choose to use can have a significant and lasting impact on someone’s psyche, which makes adopting the use of appropriate words all the more important.… Read the rest

Reminiscence Therapy For Dementia

 

Reminiscence therapy uses the senses to help individuals with dementia remember events, people, and places from the past, and can be useful in reducing negative emotions.

Those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia might find themselves losing their short-term memory, but are often able to recall older ones.… Read the rest

Update on COVID-19: Changes to ADA Programmes and Events

 

In light of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19, previously known as 2019-nCov) and its effects on Singapore, ADA has had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend and postpone some of our programmes, services, and events.

 

This is to ensure the utmost care, safety and health of all our persons with dementia, caregivers, volunteers, partner organisations, and staff.… Read the rest

Applying For Lasting Power Of Attorney In Singapore

 

In order to make important healthcare and financial decisions for someone who has lost their mental capacity, it’s important to begin the process of applying for a Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) early. Here’s how, and what you can do if a loved one has lost their mental capacity before they were able to successfully apply for an LPA.

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