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Voice of Dementia Online (December 2019)

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DECEMBER 2019

December rolls around yet again, bringing with it the end of another year. It’s a good time to reflect on our work this past year, as well as look forward to what we can keep doing in the coming year.

One of the highlights of 2019 for us was the launch of the #DespiteDementia campaign – our effort to reduce the social stigma of those living with dementia, their families, and the communities around them. Particularly, in the first phase of the campaign, we’re putting the focus on those living with dementia, and what they can do, instead of what they cannot do. We hope to share with Singapore that in spite of the very real challenges they face, persons with dementia are able to live happy, fulfilling and meaningful lives like everyone else.

This work starts from the little things we can do for those affected by dementia, to spread the word and combat dementia stigma, and we need your help to make this movement really make waves. The upcoming festivities, where we’ll be spending time with family and friends, give us wonderful opportunities to get the ball rolling. Be a part of the #DespiteDementia movement.

If you think there is someone who would make a great advocate for persons with dementia, send this e-newsletter to them and help them kick-start their journey to learn more about dementia. They can also subscribe to receive future issues of our e-newsletter.

FEATURE STORIES

A Day of Fun, #DespiteDementia!

Themed “Let’s Talk About Dementia: End The Stigma”, the WAM 2019 Carnival aimed to encourage people to learn more about dementia. The free admission, full-day funfair was held on 21 Sep at *SCAPE and featured good fun for a good cause, with a myriad of edu-tainment booths, as well as a variety of carnival snacks and activities. READ MORE HERE.

Giving Care Practitioners the VIPS Treatment

On 3 to 6 Sep, ADA organised a series of lectures and workshops by Professor Dawn Brooker from the University of Worcester and Director of the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS).  An inaugural visit to Singapore, she was accompanied by Ms Isabelle Latham, Senior Lecturer at ADS. READ MORE HERE.

Less than four months to the 34th International ADI Conference 2020

Join us for the next edition of Alzheimer’s Disease International’s (ADI) Conference! Held from 19 to 21 March 2020 at the Singapore Expo, this year’s theme is “Hope in the Age of Dementia” and is open for registration now for industry partners, caregivers and persons with dementia. Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, will be gracing the opening ceremony of the Conference as the Guest-of-Honour.

ADI 2020 is also proud to present a wide host of local, regional and international keynote speakers. New and riveting topics of discussion include dementia and human rights, fundraising for dementia, post-diagnostic support, as well as social isolation and other consequences for persons with dementia and carers. Join us and learn more about how we can tackle and manage the growing dementia cause and reduce the stigma. FIND OUT MORE.

NEWS SNIPPETS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Providing a Dementia-Friendly Environment

6 Jan 20209
9am to 5.30pm
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

CSG in English: Peace and Possibilities at End of Life

4 Jan 2020
2.30pm-4.30pm
New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)

FCTP: Core Module – Living with Dementia

11 Jan 2020
9am-5pm
ADA Resource & Training Centre (Bendemeer)

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

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People living with dementia face challenges unlike most of us, but with the support of those around them, they have the ability to thrive. Mr Peter Lim has been diagnosed with dementia for a decade, but he does not allow this condition to define him: “I live my life with dignity and pride, despite dementia.” Hear it from Peter and his supportive wife, Quee Eng, and son, Daniel, as they present the Power of Family. SEE MORE VIDEOS

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6293 9971

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6389 5121

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Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
6291 6268

Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-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

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Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6.30pm
6353 8734

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