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The Power of Love: Living & Loving Despite Dementia

We share a meal and get to know Mdm Katherine Lim and her daughters Belinda and Babara Seet, who star in Dementia Singapore

Night Respite Services for Caregivers

Listen Min Read Are you unable to take time off your caregiving duties because your loved one living with dementia is experiencing sundowning?  Fortunately, there are night respite and home-based

Why Do Behavioural Changes Happen?

Listen Min Read Dementia is accompanied by behavioural changes, which affect your loved one living with dementia and all of you around him/her. Behavioural changes can be one of the

Tips for Communicating with Persons Living with Dementia

Listen Min Read How Communication Can Be Affected at Different Stages of Dementia As the condition of a person living with dementia progresses, the way in which others communicate and

Preparing for Doctor’s Visit

Listen Min Read Being well-prepared for a doctor’s visit will be beneficial to you and your loved one living with dementia. Keep a symptom diary for your loved one A

Caregiving Through the Stages of Dementia

Listen Min Read Your role as a caregiver changes with the progression of your loved one’s condition. Below summarises the caregiving experience through the different stages of dementia:1-3 Early-Stage Caregiving

Caregiver Training Courses

Listen   Min Read You may consider signing up for caregiving training to help you better care for your loved ones living with dementia. As caregiving also involves more than

Making Festive Celebrations Dementia-friendly

Listen Min Read Festivities are typically a time for joy and celebration across all cultures. However, it might present as a stressful time for both caregivers and persons with dementia

Providing Namaste Care at Home

Listen Min Read As a person living with dementia increasingly faces challenges in communication as their condition advances, what can help us to better communicate and engage them in daily


Listen Min Read A deputy is appointed by the Court to make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity when the person has not made a Lasting Power of

Improving Eating Environment & Appetite

Listen Min Read How Can You Improve the Eating Environment? While it is essential to pay attention to the nutritional aspects of a meal by providing regular, healthy and balanced

Financial Schemes

Financial Schemes

Listen Min Read Caring for a person living with dementia requires careful financial planning, and may sometimes require the family of the person living with dementia to tap on financial

Assistive Devices & Technologies

Listen   Min Read Smart Devices Available in Singapore Many persons living with dementia feel the urge to walk about and in some cases leave their homes. Though this walking


Making the Home Dementia-friendly

Listen Min Read Persons living with dementia may face challenges navigating the physical environment, due to loss of orientation, sensory acuity, visual-spatial awareness, and mobility. Changes in their sensory system

Interest-based Activities for Caregivers

Listen Min Read What if we could combine caregiver support activities with their interest to acquire new skills? Dementia Singapore has done just that! The Caregiver Support & Network (CSN)

Advance Medical Directive

Listen Min Read An Advance Medical Directive (AMD) is a legal document signed by a person in advance, informing their doctor that they do not want any extraordinary life-sustaining treatment

Lasting Power of Attorney

Listen Min Read Source: Ministry of Social & Family Development Watch the video in Chinese or Malay subtitles What Is the Lasting Power of Attorney? As dementia progresses, persons with this condition will have

Tips to Manage Dementia Medications

Listen   Min Read Most persons living with dementia are able to manage their own medication in the early stages of their condition, but may find it more difficult to

Pharmacological Management of Dementia

Listen Min Read Though non-drug measures are usually the first-line approach to address the symptoms of dementia, medications are still important in the treatment of dementia. Presently, there is no

Treatments for Dementia

Listen Min Read Source: ForgetUsNot Initiative by LIEN Foundation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, & Dementia Singapore Caring for a person living with dementia involves many things. These include the use

Managing Urinary Incontinence

Listen Min Read Urinary incontinence is a common problem in dementia. As the disease progresses, your loved one may become less aware of their toileting needs and urinate unconsciously. Deterioration may lead

Managing Constipation

Listen Min Read Constipation is common in persons living with dementia given their reduced awareness, and especially those who are older persons who may be relatively immobile. Poor food, fibre

Managing Wandering Behaviour

Listen Min Read Many persons living with dementia feel the urge to walk about and in some cases leave their homes. Though it is sometimes termed as “wandering”, it is

Managing Sundowning

Listen Min Read What Is Sundowning? Your loved one living with dementia may display behaviour changes particularly in the evening which include agitation, aggression, confusion and restlessness. This is known

Mealtime Behaviours

Listen Min Read Persons living with dementia may sometimes refuse to eat. They may become angry, agitated, or challenging to feed during mealtimes. This can happen for a variety of

Helping Your Loved One Who Lives Alone

Listen Min Read Persons living with dementia, especially in the earlier stages of dementia, may choose to live alone to maintain their independence for as long as possible, or to

Supporting Activities of Daily Living

Listen Min Read As the condition of persons living with dementia progresses, their abilities to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) deteriorate as well. ADLs refer to routine activities which

Designing a Daily Routine

Listen Min Read Persons living with dementia often feel confused and disoriented, especially when their memories begin to blur and their functions start to deteriorate. Your loved one living with

Services for Caregivers

Listen Min Read Caregivers of persons living with dementia face unique challenges. Dementia progression can take several years and the caregiving needs vary as their loved ones transit through the

Different Types of Dementia

Listen   Min Read Dementia is not a single disease but a collection of symptoms. There are different kinds of dementia that occur caused by different changes in the brain.

What is Person-Centred Care?

Listen Min Read Person-centred dementia care aims to enhance the wellbeing of persons living with dementia by meeting their psychological needs, which maintains personhood. What is PCC? Person-centred care (PCC)

Dementia Signs & Symptoms

Listen   Min Read Although symptoms of dementia vary between individuals, there are some common warning signs. “When you see a person living with dementia, you have seen just one.”

How Dementia Changes The Brain

Listen Min Read Knowing how dementia changes the brain, which affects dementia symptoms, helps us to understand why persons living with dementia behave the way they do. The human brain

How The Brain Works

Listen   Min Read Dementia can affect the entire brain. Learn how the brain works and understand how changes in specific brain regions can affect the ways dementia symptoms manifest.

Benefits of Getting a Dementia Diagnosis

Listen Min Read Have you or your loved one been living with memory loss for some time? Have you been concerned about whether you or your loved one has dementia?

ABCDs of Dementia Progression

Listen   Min Read All types of dementia are progressive. This means that while symptoms may at first be mild, they deteriorate with time. As dementia progresses, a person with

Where to Get a Diagnosis?

Listen Min Read Source: Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Diagnosis can be conducted at several places including the hospitals listed below and certified general practitioners’ clinics. You may obtain a

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