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There are numerous programmes and services available in the community, owing to the Integrated Mental Health Network. This network brings together health, social, and community care providers who serve various clients, including persons living with dementia and their care partners.  
 
If you are just starting out on your journey with dementia and don’t quite know where to start, this article is for you. Read on to find out about the various programmes and services available, how they can help you, and requirements you might need to take note of before applying. 

CARE & SUPPORT SERVICES

Care & Support services involve the provision of practical (i.e., support with daily activities, linking clients up to relevant care services), emotional and financial support for persons living with dementia and their caregivers. These services may be rendered at home, a day care centre, or a nursing home for clients who require care and support that cannot be provided at home.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMMES

Social activities and programmes create opportunities for interaction with others in the community, which is especially pertinent for persons living with dementia who may become more withdrawn over time as they socialise or communicate less. These activities and programmes are aimed at slowing down the progress of dementia, providing a structured schedule, and improving the mood of persons living with dementia.

MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Medical and healthcare services for persons living with dementia may include medical assessments, rehabilitation care, prescription of medications to aid with behaviour, memory and mood, as well as nutritional assessments. These services may be rendered in various settings, including the care recipient’s home, centres, hospitals or nursing homes.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE

Directory Listing of Dementia Support and Services

This resource details a comprehensive list of the various programmes and services in the community, divided by the 4 main regions in Singapore so you can easily find a service provider near you.

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  1. Retrieved on 23 November 2023 from https://supportgowhere.life.gov.sg/.
  2. Introduction to Community Care Services. Retrieved on 23 November 2023 from https://www.aic.sg/care-services 

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