Dementia is a condition that causes progressive intellectual decline leading to increasing difficulties in coping with everyday activities.
According to the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study led by the Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 10 people aged 60 and above in Singapore may have dementia. This translates to approximately 82,000 people in 2018 and the number is expected to increase to over 100,000 by 2030. This growing number of individuals impacted by dementia is alarming and calls for greater awareness and intervention in the fight against dementia.
Dementia Singapore was formed in 1990 as the ‘Alzheimer’s Disease Association’ to better serve Singapore’s growing dementia community, increase awareness about dementia, and reduce the stigma surrounding the condition. As Singapore’s leading Social Service Agency (SSA) in specialised dementia care, Dementia Singapore aims to advocate for the needs of people living with dementia and their families; empower the community through capability-building, knowledge and consultancy; and
deliver quality, person-centred care innovations. Find out more our Dementia Singapore’s range of services here
We hope that you will pledge your support for Dementia Singapore as we strive to improve the wellbeing of persons impacted by dementia. Help us support and serve families, as they continue to live with dignity and respect in the community.