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By 2030, the number of people living with dementia in Singapore is expected to rise to over 100,000. In the high income countries, the cost of dementia care is already more than that for cancer and heart disease combined. This confronting figure means that a growing number of individuals are being adversely impacted by the condition as they face significant challenges such as an erosion of identity, loss of quality of life and social isolation.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) was formed in 1990 as a response to this growing concern for the needs of persons with dementia and their families. Made up of caregivers, professionals and all who are interested in dementia, ADA journeys with persons with dementia, their families and their caregivers by offering care and support.
ADA strives to provide quality services and meaningful activities within a dementia-conducive environment for persons with dementia, which focuses on their remaining strengths and capabilities to try and overcome their debilitating condition. The Association offers day care and home care services for persons with dementia; caregiver support services such as Helpline, counselling, support group meetings and respite programmes; and dementia care training for family caregivers, domestic helpers and professional caregivers. ADA conducts public education talks as part of their efforts to increase awareness, to remove stigma, and to advocate for persons with dementia.
You can play your part in creating a dementia inclusive society through your efforts and contribution. With your support, more individuals with dementia and their families would be able to thrive while receiving the care and support they need to continue living in the community with dignity and respect.
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