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Musim Mas Bolsters Support For ADA With S$1 Million Donation

 

ADA has received a generous S$1 million donation from Musim Mas Holdings to further support our work in caring for persons with dementia especially through the COVID-19 pandemic.

ADA is one of five Singapore-based organisations who each received a donation of S$1 million through Musim Mas’ “Project Onward”, a multi-million-dollar care fund to support Singapore’s move forward out of COVID-19, and to demonstrate solidarity and commitment to vulnerable families and individuals in need during this period.… 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

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

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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Be part of the #DespiteDementia movement

 

 

Despite Dementia, it’s not the end. People living with dementia face challenges that most of us won’t, but that doesn’t mean they can’t live well. There are many ways they can live life to the full and thrive in spite of their challenges.

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Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference heading to Singapore in March 2020

Update as of 10 February 2020:
Due to the evolving novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, the Singapore Government has raised the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level to orange and has advised against non-essential large-scale events. Following the advice by Singapore’s Ministry of Health, we are postponing the ADI/ADA conference from 19-21 March 2020 to 10-12 December 2020. … Read the rest

Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) Programme

Supported by the Chua Foundation, ADA is excited to introduce ‘Journey with Arts & Dementia’ or ‘JADe’ for short. The JADe programme is an extended initiative from our current Arts & Dementia programme which is catered to persons with dementia enrolled in our daycare centres.

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