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COVID-19: Journey with the Arts & Dementia (JADe) goes Digital!

 

During this COVID-19 pandemic, are your loved ones with dementia getting restless from #StayHome exercises, word search, and sudoku puzzles at home?

 

Instead of constantly finding activities to keep your hands and minds busy, why not take some time out for some casual conversation, engaging in some simple reminiscence therapy as you walk down the roads of nostalgia to revisit things that might have been a big part of your loved one’s childhood or early life?… Read the rest

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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