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Medication Management With Dementia

 

With some simple reminders and other medication management tools, people with early-stage dementia can continue to take their medication independently.

Keeping track of the medication that needs to be taken at different times of day can be a struggle, especially when there’s a mix of medicine that needs to be taken before and after meals throughout the day.… Read the rest

ADA Ushers In The Year Of The Rat!

 

As part of this year’s Lunar New Year festivities, ADA and our dedicated partners set out to bring joy, prosperity and good fortune to our clients, caregivers and longtime volunteers!

 

Let’s look back on how ADA ushered in the Year of the Rat.… Read the rest

Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020

 

Congratulations to our outstanding staff members who clinched Silver Awards at this year’s Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020!

Launched in 2011 and held annually by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) is a nationwide platform that honours healthcare professionals who have demonstrated remarkable commitment in delivering quality care and excellent service.… Read the rest

Weighing Home Care Against Nursing Homes

 

The decision to care for your loved one at home or enroll them in a nursing home can be a difficult one to make. Here’s some key things you might want to consider.

While those with mild dementia are perfectly capable of living independent lives, the support they need from their caregivers will increase as the condition progresses.… Read the rest

Juggling Family, Career, And Caregiving

 

Balancing your time between work, caregiving, and family is becoming more commonplace with higher life expectancies and the increase in dementia. The trick to managing this juggling act often boils down to reaching out and getting help.

As the ageing population grows, there will be an increase in younger adults having to juggle caring for their elderly parents, their career, perhaps even while raising their own family.… Read the rest

Helpful Gifts For Those With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

 

It can seem difficult to find appropriate gifts for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Here are some ideas to help you figure out what will gifts will be helpful and enjoyable to your loved ones.

With the festive season around the corner, you’re probably starting to plan out the gifts that you can give your loved ones.… Read the rest

A Family Empowered, #DespiteDementia

 

Even donning the hat of a full-time caregiver to her special-needs son for the past 10 years couldn’t have prepared Maggie Lee for her husband’s diagnosis of young onset dementia in January 2015. Only 49 years old at the time, the progressive nature of dementia saw Gan Beng Hui eventually having to stop work in 2018.

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Ex-footballers 3.5 Times More Likely To Die From Dementia

 

With the SEA Games coming up, football fans will be treated to football action featuring nations in the region. Players represent their country with pride and passion, but they could risk more. A recent study indicates that former professional footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population.

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