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Voice of Dementia Online (September 2020)

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SEPTEMBER 2020

September rolls around, and with it, the annual World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM), a month where we put the spotlight back on dementia and our dementia community.

The theme for WAM2020 is ‘Empowerment’, as we aim to empower and enable every person in Singapore’s dementia community – be it a person living with dementia, their caregivers, relatives, or allies. Those whose lives have been affected by dementia are still capable of living fulfilling and dignified lives, and we can help enable this by building dementia-friendly communities, #DespiteDementia.

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ADA celebrates a fully virtual World Alzheimer’s Month 2020

This year, ADA celebrates WAM once again—bigger and better than before! Bearing the overarching theme of ‘Empowerment’, WAM 2020 aims to empower and enable every person in Singapore’s dementia community, be it a person living with dementia, caregiver, relative, friend or ally. FIND OUT MORE.

VODO CHF

Volunteering Goes Virtual!

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted communities and daily activities in unprecedented ways. Physical volunteering had to cease, leading ADA to redesign its volunteering initiatives to ensure that people who are keen to serve with a heart can continue to support the dementia community. READ MORE.

ADA VODO 2020-09 Caregiver Essentials Belinda and Katherine

Virtually There: ADA ramps up digital caregiver support with new webinar series

Webinars are part of ADA’s expanding digital toolkit to grow its outreach and support to the dementia community. As the COVID-19 impact deepened, ADA saw the need to launch new digital platforms to offer support and guidance to family caregivers in the midst of an unprecedented challenge in caring for their loved ones with dementia at home. FIND OUT MORE.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

During this World Alzheimer’s Month, check out the upcoming events below and join us for a time of empowerment! For the full line-up of WAM 2020 events, check out https://alz.org.sg/wam2020/events

ADA Walk2Remember 2020

1-21 Sep 2020

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

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When Anjang Rosli was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at only 50 years old, he and his wife Sarima were heartbroken. But Anjang’s story is one of courage; a choice to not let this diagnosis spell the end. As an advocate for dementia, Anjang actively educates others and helps them understand more about dementia—showing through his courage that despite dementia, he is still a force to be reckoned with. Hear his story and witness his bravery in ‘The Power of Courage’. SEE MORE VIDEOS

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ADA Resource & Training Centre
20 Bendemeer Road #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
6293 9971

Caregiver Support Centre
20 Bendemeer Road #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
6389 5121

Dementia Helpline
6377 0700

 

Family of Wisdom (Bendemeer)
20 Bendemeer Road #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
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

 

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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