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Voice of Dementia Online (September 2019)

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SEPTEMBER 2019

September brings with it the annual World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM), when we put the spotlight back on dementia and how persons with dementia and their loved ones are affected by it. It’s a time when stories of courage, resilience, compassion, and love remind us of how we can all make a difference, even in small acts of kindness and understanding.

As part of our activities for WAM2019, ADA is holding the WAM2019 Carnival on World Alzheimer’s Day – 21 September 2019. The carnival is a free admission, full-day funfair that’s open to the public, so all can come together and have good fun for a good cause! Join us for carnival staples like games and snacks, and a myriad of edu-tainment booths where you can learn more about dementia and the various dementia management programmes.

The theme for this year is “Let’s Talk About Dementia: End The Stigma”, which ties in with our brand-new awareness campaign, #DespiteDementia. Through this campaign, we hope to reduce the stigma in Singapore on persons with dementia and their caregivers. Those living with dementia are more than their label and should not be held back by the condition or the stigma associated with it.

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FEATURE STORIES

Have good fun for a good cause at WAM 2019 Carnival

World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) held every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Join ADA as we commemorate this day with an exciting Carnival held at *SCAPE, and come together to stand in solidarity with those living with dementia and their loving families. READ MORE HERE.

Hear from our Voices for Hope

Hearing personal stories are often significant and meaningful. Through Voices for Hope, ADA wants persons with dementia and their families to partner with us in our dementia awareness and advocacy efforts. READ MORE HERE.

ADA receives S$1M donation from Musim Mas

On 4 July 2019, ADA was honoured to receive a S$1 million donation from leading palm oil company, Musim Mas Holdings. The generous donation is set to help improve the lives of those living with dementia and caregivers, and will go towards providing one year of financial assistance to over 300 families who have loved ones with dementia who may not be able to afford the fees at New Horizon Centres. READ MORE HERE.

Asia’s Most Dedicated Exhibition for the Rapidly Growing Eldercare Industry

The inaugural edition of the Eldercare Exhibition and Conference (ELDEX) Asia will present a comprehensive spectrum of new and innovative solutions, products, services and technology by leading manufacturers and brands from around the world for the rapidly ageing Asian societies. ELDEX Asia focuses on active ageing by emphasising nutrition and exercise via its medical conference. ELDEX Asia aims to catalyze industry growth by facilitating conversations between start-ups and potential investors to accelerate their development. FIND OUT MORE.

NEWS SNIPPETS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Movement Activity with Yeong Wei

14 Sep 2019
10.30am-12.30pm
Food for Thought @ National Museum

Work with Clients with Dementia

3, 4, 10, 11 Oct 2019
9am to 6pm
ADA Resource & Training Centre

CSG in Malay: Handling Emotions In Dementia Care

28 Sep 2019
10.30am-12.30pm
Family Of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)

FCTP: Core Module – Living with Dementia

12 Oct 2019
9am-5pm
ADA Resource & Training Centre (Bendemeer)

For upcoming courses for PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS, visit alz.org.sg/pro

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Love For All Seasons, a charity concert organised by ADA, returns this October 2019! All funds will go towards our programmes and services as well as to provide subsidies for families who cannot keep up with the heavy cost of dementia care. Besides raising funds, we hope that this concert will create greater awareness and understanding of dementia, and reduce the stigma that is associated with it. SEE MORE VIDEOS

DIRECTORY

Resource & Training Centre
70 Bendemeer Road, #06-02 Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
6293 9971

Caregiver Support Centre
70 Bendemeer Road, #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
6389 5121

Dementia Helpline
6377 0700

ADAcafe
7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #01-01 Agape Village, Singapore 319264
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm
(closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
6904 4095

Family of Wisdom (Bendemeer)
72 Bendemeer Road, #05-29 Luzerne Building, Singapore 339941
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
6291 6268

Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road, #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm
6593 6440 / 6593 6442

Family of Wisdom (Toa Payoh)
7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #03-06 Agape Village, Singapore 319264
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm
6801 7483

New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 52, #01-211, Singapore 650511
Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6.30pm
6565 9958

New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point)
1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-04 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6.30pm
6790 1650

New Horizon Centre (Tampines)
Blk 362 Tampines Street 34, #01-377, Singapore 520362
Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6.30pm
6786 5373

New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 157 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-1195, Singapore 310157
Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6.30pm
6353 8734

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