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Developed by the Agency of Integrated Care, this art therapy activity resource toolkit helps seniors and their caregivers to meaningfully engage with each other through creative art-making and valuable conversations. The toolkit aims to enhance person-centred care guided by considerations of the evidence-based “5 Ways to Wellbeing” approach from the United Kingdom’s New Economics Foundation.

Jointly developed with art therapy experts Karen Koh and Wan Ting Poh, activities encourage person-centred practices like active listening, empathic responding, being non-judgemental and respectfulness throughout the process. With a focus on recognising strengths and supporting abilities for seniors to achieve and enjoy their sense of purpose and direction in their golden years.

CAUSEd is a problem-solving tool developed by Dementia Australia, to enable caregivers and care professionals to understand the changes in behaviour of persons living with dementia. Using an easy-to-remember acronym, CAUSEd guides users to see behaviour changes as responses to changes in the brain, and consider various factors that can be addressed in response to the behaviour.

Caregiver stress checklist and tips to manage stress, depression and burn out. Information on caregiver support groups and respite care.

12 activity ideas to engage seniors in simple and meaningful activities.

A guide to discuss plan for your future health and personal care should an unexpected medical emergency happen.

Designed to help you understand your loved one’s preferences and make advance plans with them.

Learn the insights of caregiving and the importance of caregivers requiring care, and building resilience.

Learn the insights of caregiving and the importance of caregivers requiring care, and building resilience.

Caregiving knowledge in the different aspects of caregiving such as the importance of self-care, provides useful and practical knowhow to enable caregivers to address possible caregiving burnout.

Information on Crest-Caregiver Support Network.

A listing of available schemes and subsidies for eldercare services.

Commemorative recipe book featuring Chef Eric Teo.

Assisting People with Dementia with their Personal Care: Ideas and Tips for Carers

This resource has been kindly shared with DementiaHub.SG by Dr. Tamara Backhouse et. al, with University of East Anglia and Alzheimer’s Society, UK.

This report by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) captures the highlights from Dementia Colabs, which facilitated the meeting of minds of over 55 stakeholders, including 14 persons living with dementia and their caregivers. It includes insights from the conversation, identified pain-points and solution spaces as well as issue champions for each opportunity area.

Dementia Colabs Network

Through the Dementia Colabs series, an informal group of 30 cross-sector leaders were formed to create the Dementia Colabs network. Stewarded by Dementia Singapore, this network aims to work towards a dementia-inclusive Singapore.

This report by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) captures the highlights from Dementia Colabs, which facilitated the meeting of minds of over 55 stakeholders, including 14 persons living with dementia and their caregivers. It includes insights from the conversation, identified pain-points and solution spaces as well as issue champions for each opportunity area.

Dementia Colabs Network

Through the Dementia Colabs series, an informal group of 30 cross-sector leaders were formed to create the Dementia Colabs network. Stewarded by Dementia Singapore, this network aims to work towards a dementia-inclusive Singapore.

Living with Dementia: A Resource Kit for Caregivers provides a comprehensive guide to caregiving for persons living with dementia. Developed by AIC, the series is arranged in 4 parts to help caregivers along in their journey.

Part 1: Knowing Dementia
Part 2: Caring for Yourself
Part 3: Planning Care
Part 4: Providing Care

Living with Dementia: A Resource Kit for Caregivers provides a comprehensive guide to caregiving for persons living with dementia. Developed by AIC, the series is arranged in 4 parts to help caregivers along in their journey.

Part 1: Knowing Dementia
Part 2: Caring for Yourself
Part 3: Planning Care
Part 4: Providing Care

Living with Dementia: A Resource Kit for Caregivers provides a comprehensive guide to caregiving for persons living with dementia. Developed by AIC, the series is arranged in 4 parts to help caregivers along in their journey.

Part 1: Knowing Dementia
Part 2: Caring for Yourself
Part 3: Planning Care
Part 4: Providing Care

Living with Dementia: A Resource Kit for Caregivers provides a comprehensive guide to caregiving for persons living with dementia. Developed by AIC, the series is arranged in 4 parts to help caregivers along in their journey.

Part 1: Knowing Dementia
Part 2: Caring for Yourself
Part 3: Planning Care
Part 4: Providing Care

Sundowning refers to the behaviour changes that happens with a person living with dementia particularly in the evening which include agitation, aggression, confusion and restlessness.

This resource contains information about:

Learn about tips on dementia through word puzzles, where individuals can complete the activity together with persons living with dementia.

Directory of Services

Adapted from Dementia Australia’s 2018 language guidelines, these guidelines were developed and localised in four languages to promote consistent use of appropriate language when talking about dementia or people with dementia.

For more information, visit Dementia Singapore’s Words Hurt page.

The second edition of “Looking to the Future” serves as a guidebook to build dementia-friendly design in community care facilities in Singapore. This guide details the six principles in designing dementia-friendly facilities and spaces, and provides recommendations and examples of how users may put these principles into practice in various physical spaces.

A research report documenting the findings of a study that aimed to understand the lived experience of persons living with dementia and their caregivers, and the support they require within the community. Findings from the study enabled Dementia Singapore to identify and implement interventions to create an inclusive dementia friendly community in Kebun Baru, a residential district in the north-eastern part of Singapore.

This booklet by Nanyang Polytechnic, Dementia Singapore, and Agency for Integrated Care serves as a guidance and starting point for individuals who intend to build an inclusive, supportive, and sustainable environmental design in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats/apartments where most Singaporeans reside, and in which most elderly and persons living with dementia are living with their families.

It offers recommendations on the therapeutic design of the physical environment, including both environments inside and outside (Residential Estate) of a HDB flat/ apartment.

The Agency for Integrated Care and Singapore University of Technology and Design have authored a document which outlines six guiding principles and features which are useful for designing dementia-friendly outdoor spaces and environments in Singapore. Good practices of dementia-friendly interventions are offered in this document for consideration as well.

Singapore’s first toolkit for companies, offering a three-stage dementia-inclusive framework that can be easily integrated into their business practices. The toolkit contains a checklist, helping companies to fulfil each stage as their businesses progresses to become dementia-inclusive. It also includes personal experiences from persons living with dementia and their carers to help companies better understand their challenges.

A guide by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, on understanding dementia for Singapore’s patients and families.

This guide by the Forget Us Not initiative provides tips and information to the public on communicating and interacting with persons living with dementia in various settings, as a step towards building a dementia-friendly community.

Quick key takeaway tips on ways to reduce risks of dementia

Factsheets by Singapore General Hospital that cover useful information on food and nutrition, and how dementia affects communication.

This is a guidebook for seniors and their caregivers.

This guidebook serves to help you understand and plan the steps to take as you or
your loved ones enter the golden years.

All That Remains is a graphic novel about dementia by James Tan.

Three different stories, but sharing a common thread – dementia.

Whether from the point of view of a person with dementia or of a caregiver, these compelling stories will let the reader better understand dementia and show how these people confront dementia stoically in their lives.

 

《仅存的记忆》是个作者陈俊强写的关于失智症的图画小说。

三则不同的故事,却贯穿一个主题——失智症。

无论是从失智症人士或是关护者的角度描述,这三则描述得惟妙
惟肖的故事带动读者更深入地了解失智症,并揭示故事主角如何
坚韧地面对失智症。

 

A brochure which contains general mental wellness tips and where to seek help for advice or support.

A book of healthy recipes for seniors.

A book of healthy recipes for seniors.

A special collection of recipes and caregiver stories.

A collaboration by Agency for Integrated Care and Dementia Singapore (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association) to offer support to persons living with dementia who may inadvertently violate COVID-19 safety measures.

Through the use of the JADe reminiscence starter kit, people living with dementia are encouraged to share their life experiences, memories and stories from the past. You may use this JADe Digital Kit containing images of reminiscence objects to engage your loved ones with dementia in conversation.

About JADe: Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) is a capability-building programme which aims to train individuals to spearhead and lead in various reminiscence engagements for persons with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Through the use of the JADe reminiscence starter kit, people living with dementia are encouraged to share their life experiences, memories and stories from the past. You may use this JADe Digital Kit containing images of reminiscence objects to engage your loved ones with dementia in conversation.

About JADe: Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) is a capability-building programme which aims to train individuals to spearhead and lead in various reminiscence engagements for persons with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Through the use of the JADe reminiscence starter kit, people living with dementia are encouraged to share their life experiences, memories and stories from the past. You may use this JADe Digital Kit containing images of reminiscence objects to engage your loved ones with dementia in conversation.

About JADe: Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) is a capability-building programme which aims to train individuals to spearhead and lead in various reminiscence engagements for persons with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Through the use of the JADe reminiscence starter kit, people living with dementia are encouraged to share their life experiences, memories and stories from the past. You may use this JADe Digital Kit containing images of reminiscence objects to engage your loved ones with dementia in conversation.

About JADe: Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) is a capability-building programme which aims to train individuals to spearhead and lead in various reminiscence engagements for persons with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Through the use of the JADe reminiscence starter kit, people living with dementia are encouraged to share their life experiences, memories and stories from the past. You may use this JADe Digital Kit containing images of reminiscence objects to engage your loved ones with dementia in conversation.

About JADe: Journey with Arts & Dementia (JADe) is a capability-building programme which aims to train individuals to spearhead and lead in various reminiscence engagements for persons with cognitive impairment and dementia.

A compilation of infographics developed during COVID-19 to support caregivers in caring for loved ones living with dementia.

Sign up as a Dementia Friend via the Dementia Friends app.

Sign up as a Dementia Friend via the Dementia Friends app.

This brochure, in four languages, provides bite-size information for the public to understand the signs and symptoms of dementia, and how to communicate and support persons living with dementia.

Learn all about dementia from a list of the most frequently-asked questions by caregivers.

A guide for caregivers to support persons living with dementia who wanders, and also includes support and services available for wandering behaviour.

A brochure in two languages on how everyone of us can play a part in building Dementia-Friendly Communities.

The book tells a story between a young child and her grandmother with dementia and how the book helps children make sense of what they are witnessing and for adults to understand how children are coping, to better navigate this journey together, to support persons living with dementia.

The toolkit provides caregivers with practical tips on supporting their loved ones living with dementia, especially those with advanced dementia.

This Caregiver Support Network (CSN) Toolkit aims to empower community partners and individuals to:

1) Set up a Caregiver Support Network that emphasises self-care, peer support and recognising caregivers’ well-being in the community; and

2) Implement effective Caregiver Support Network.

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