National Stadium lights up
The Singapore Sports Hub raises awareness for the dementia community.
The dome of the National Stadium will be illuminated in purple and yellow on the evening of September 21, 2021 to mark World Alzheimer’s Day. Purple is the symbolic colour universally associated with dementia, while yellow represents positivity and contrast against the negative dementia stigma.
Members of the public are invited to snap photos of the light-up from 7pm. They are encouraged to share their snaps of the lighted-up National Stadium dome with non-profit organisation Dementia Singapore on social media, by tagging its Facebook and Instagram pages, @DementiaSingapore and @sgsportshub, and using the hashtag #ShineForDementia and #MySgSportsHub.
The National Stadium light-up is part of Dementia Singapore’s advocacy efforts to raise awareness for the condition and the people impacted by it – people living with dementia, caregivers and family members, healthcare professionals, and community care workers – during the month of September, which is globally commemorated as World Alzheimer’s Month.
According to the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study led by the Institute of Mental Health in 2015, one in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. Locally, there are an estimated 100,000 people in Singapore who have dementia, and that number is rising.