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Caregivers

Leaving Footprints that Tell a Story

 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Voices for Hope programme continues to coach persons with dementia and care partners, giving them a boost in their confidence as they actively contribute to the community through their stories and sentiments.

 

2020 ended on a high note as we witnessed two cohorts (4 and 5) graduating from the Voices for Hope programme at Professor Brawn Bistro, Enabling Village in December.… Read the rest

Interests-based Activities Bring Respite And Cheer To Caregivers

 

As part of a new initiative to better support caregivers’ needs and well-being, in December 2020, ADA’s Caregiver Support Services launched a new programme under its umbrella – Caregiver Support & Network.

 

The Caregiver Support & Network, or CSN for short, aims to promote self-care and foster interaction among caregivers of people living with dementia through hobbies- and interest-based activities, such as themed musical performances, learning basic Cantonese, or even learning how to play the guitar.… 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