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