A warrior in the making

A warrior in the making

Anjang Rosli may have dementia but he is not letting it get in the way, as he has found a new purpose in life. When we are dealt a bad hand in cards, we need to play them out. That is exactly what 56-year-old Anjang Rosli is doing when he got diagnosed with mixed...
Walk in support of the dementia community

Walk in support of the dementia community

A nationwide virtual steps challenge by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association.   Singapore will be asked to go the extra mile for the dementia community in September, as the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) launches a nationwide virtual steps challenge for...
Dementia Language Guidelines booklet

Dementia Language Guidelines booklet

The guidebook reveals how using the right or wrong words on the dementia community can make a difference.    Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) and Lien Foundation have launched their latest educational materials on dementia awareness – a guidebook of...
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Calling for entries to expand understanding and explanation of Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia at a cost of US$1 trillion to the global economy, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2018 by Alzheimer’s Disease...

Boosting dementia awareness

DBS/POSB has rolled out an AIC e-learning course on dementia to its staff via its cloud-based learning platform. To help raise awareness for a dementia-friendly Singapore, DBS/POSB has rolled out Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) Dementia Awareness (Foundation)...
Need to change attitudes towards dementia

Need to change attitudes towards dementia

National survey shares that 72 percent of persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, while 50 percent feel they cannot be open with others regarding their condition.   Nearly three in four persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, and more...
Missing loved ones

Missing loved ones

Harnessing the power of social media to help find seniors who have wandered off.   ProjectCare, a website for caregivers, is harnessing social media to help families find their missing loved ones, in particular those seniors who have dementia and have wandered...
A mind unravelling

A mind unravelling

Theatre company Pangdemonium delves into the all-important issue of dementia.   The topic of dementia is wrestled in a new play called “The Father” that is set to open on March 2 to 18 by theatre company, Pangdemonium. The story by French playwright Florian...
A café with a cause

A café with a cause

Giving those with dementia a sense of purpose. BY: Eleanor Yap The ADA Café, which opened November last year, is more than just a place where people can come to get good food like hearty beef stew, barramundi fish parcel and rosemary chicken. It is also a place where...
A community of care

A community of care

Bishan East-Thomson constituency becomes the second constituency after Yishun to join Lien Foundation’s Forget Us Not initiative. BY: Eleanor Yap A familiar Bishan landmark, the 24-hour Kim San Leng kopitiam, has taken the lead to come onboard a Lien Foundation...
Jade Circle revived

Jade Circle revived

After some “administrative hurdles in 2015”, the new nursing home for those with dementia is expected to be ready in 2019 and with further features.   Jade Circle, the nursing home for people with dementia, has been revived after some “administrative hurdles in...
First nursing home becomes a Go-To Point

First nursing home becomes a Go-To Point

There are now 13 Go-To Points in Yishun for lost seniors with dementia.   Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home in Yishun is the first nursing home in Singapore to become a Dementia Go-To Point. With the nursing home, there are now 13 Go-To Points in that area that...
Patient, caregiver & volunteer

Patient, caregiver & volunteer

Michael Wong, a recipient of the 2016 Singapore Patient Caregiver Award, is a cancer survivor who juggles his roles as a volunteer at TTSH and caregiving his wife who has dementia. BY: Eleanor Yap “I always care about people more than myself,” shared 78-year-old...
Building a dementia-friendly environment

Building a dementia-friendly environment

Hong Leong Finance takes the lead in training its staff to better understand dementia and help its customers.   Singapore’s largest finance company, Hong Leong Finance (HLF) has enrolled about 200 of its employees into the dementia-awareness training programme by...
Activities to engage those with dementia

Activities to engage those with dementia

With dementia rising, caregivers need all the ideas they can to continue to engage their carers and stimulate their minds.   Caregivers taking care of those with dementia are often in need of activities to better engage their carers. With the number of dementia...