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Spark Conversations: A Journal of Shared Memories

This journal encourages a deeper understanding between youths and seniors by engaging in meaningful conversations and journalling them down.

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Clear Calendar for Persons Living with Dementia (July – Sept 2024)

This calendar was created as a tool to help persons living with dementia keep track of important tasks including activities of daily living, taking medication and appointments, thereby empowering them to orientate themselves to the date/day of the week and other special occasions, maintain independence in self-care roles. This calendar is meant to be printed in colour so it has a familiar look similar to traditional tear-away calendars. It is relatively simple to assemble at home. Watch the video for a step-by-step guide on how to assemble the calendar.

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Directory Listing of Dementia Support and Services

Download the listing for helplines and support and services such as Community Outreach Teams, Community Intervention Teams, respite care services and caregiver support groups.

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Living with Dementia: Providing Care

Provides tips on how to effectively communicate with a loved one and how to design a daily routine with engaging activities.

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Living with Dementia: Planning Care

Provides information on financial and legal planning, and useful tips on how to make a home more dementia-friendly.

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Living with Dementia: Caring for Yourself

Provides caregivers with useful self-care tips, and know where and how to seek help within the community.

Community Living Resource (Ang Mo Kio edition)

Community Living Resource (Ang Mo Kio Edition)

Compiled by the Ang Mo Kio Partners Network, this is a dementia resource of local amenities and services for residents to live well in the community.

AIC A Caregiver's Guide to Avoid Burnout

A Caregiver’s Guide to Avoid Burnout by AIC

This resource features tips for managing negative emotions, coping with emotional burdens, self-care & respite time

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Mind Matters Resource Directory

This resource provides a comprehensive list of support & services for dementia & mental health issues in Singapore

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Namaste Care Toolkit for Caregivers

This toolkit offers practical tips for communicating with your loved one & creating a conducive space for activities

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Is Your Loved One Experiencing Sundowning?

This resource features information on the possible causes of sundowning & tips for caregivers to cope with it

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Acitivities of Daily Living by AIC

This handbook offers caregivers a step-by-step guide on how to support their loved one with activities of daily living

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Body Mechanics: Positioning, Moving and Transfers by AIC

This guidebook offers safety tips for caregivers who need to physically move their loved one from one place to another

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Caregiving for Seniors: A Practical Guide

This handbook contains practical information & tips that caregivers can use to cope with the challenges they may face

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Caring for the Elderly 101

This resource provides information on financial and legal matters, training, home modifications & self-care tips

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A Caregiver’s Top 20 Questions

This document provides answers to frequently asked pre- & post-diagnosis-related questions from caregivers

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

This booklet features practical tips for caregivers and care professionals of persons with moderate-to-advanced dementia

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Information on Dementia, and How it Affects Eating and Drinking

This summary from Singapore General Hospital offers tips to ensure that people with dementia get the nutrition they need

Videos
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I Became Dad’s Caregiver at 29

Daniel, at age 29, became a caregiver to his dad who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and to his mum who had breast cancer.

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Construct a Dementia-friendly Home

There is an increase in the number of caregivers who modify their homes just to help their loved ones living with dementia to get on with their daily activities.

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Dusk of a Person Living with Dementia

Known to him as Uncle John, Richard Ashworth was fostered 46 years ago. Richard has been taking care of Uncle John who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer 22 years ago, and was diagnosed with dementia 10 years later.

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Advance Care Planning (ACP) Awareness – Dementia

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a national programme that aims to empower Singaporeans to choose how they would like to be cared for. Find out more about ACP in this video.

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How Dementia Day Care Service Helps Me as a Caregiver

Hear from Alan as he shares how he sought help from a day care centre to care for his 84 year-old mother who is living with dementia.

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Support for Dementia Patients, Caregivers to be Strenghtened

The ministry of health seeks to improve dementia care by increasing prevention and awareness, as well as early diagnosis. CNA reports.

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Caring for Someone with Dementia

What are the do’s and don’t’s of caring for someone living with dementia? Here are some practical and useful pointers.

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When Caregivers Need Help

At first, Bethany’s grandpa dementia symptoms included forgetfulness and confusion. But when wandering and getting lost began, fear set in.

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A Journey into Dementia Over the Years

What happens when a parent gets dementia? Galen Yeo documents the drastic changes in his mother over the years.

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A Dementia Caregiver’s Dilemma: A Love-Hate but Ultimately Love Story

Artist Danny Raven Tan talks about the emotional and psychological challenges of caring for someone with dementia.

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Caregiver Conversations Part 3 – Advice for Caregivers

This video features Janet Koh, who shares useful tips for caregivers to better care for their loved ones & themselves

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Caregiver Conversations Part 2 – Resources for Caregivers

This video features Janet Koh, who shares useful resources such as financial grants to help caregivers in their journey

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Caregiver Conversations Part 1

This video features Janet Koh, who shares her experience caring for her mother who lives with dementia

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Interview With Stella (Fei Yue)

This video provides an insight into the caregiving journey of a caregiver, Stella, & the positive effects of counselling

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Temasek Cares-iCommunity@North Video

This video features the support & services from Temasek Cares-iCommunity@North available for those impacted by dementia

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Tips & Personal Stories by & for Caregivers

Discover strategies and techniques offered by caregivers on how to deal with concerns such as confusion & restlessness

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Ask the Expert: Episode 6 – Living With Dementia (Self-Care for Caregivers)

Ms Sharon Gan, a senior counsellor, & Mr Richard Ashworth, a caregiver, answer questions about self-care for caregivers

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Ask the Expert: Episode 5 – Living With Dementia (Changes in Behaviour)

Dr Ng Wai Chong answer questions related to managing the behaviour changes of person living with dementia

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Ask the Expert: Episode 4 – Living With Dementia (Daily Activities)

Ms Low Mui Lang answer questions about managing the daily activities for persons with dementia

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Ask the Expert: Episode 3 – Living With Dementia (Communication)

Michelle,a caregiver, & Anjang,who lives with dementia, answer questions about communicating with persons with dementia

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Ask the Expert: Episode 2 – Planning Ahead Finances & Legal

Mr Yue-En Chong, from the Law Society of Singapore, answers questions related to finances & legal planning

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Ask the Expert: Episode 1 – Do I Have Dementia? Where to Seek Support?

Dr Chen Shiling, a physician, & Ms Emily Ong, a dementia advocate, answer questions about dementia diagnosis & treatment

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Namaste Care Training for Caregivers

This video shows caregivers how to practise Namaste Care, especially for loved ones with moderate to advanced dementia

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Namaste Care Toolkit – Our Journey

This video documents the Namaste Care focus group discussion in Singapore

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The CAUSEd Tool

This tool is aimed at helping caregivers understand the behavioural changes of persons with dementia

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