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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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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