Getting a formal diagnosis for dementia is important and often required for a person living with dementia to apply for treatments, dementia care services and assistance schemes. Here is a compiled directory of places and hotlines you can contact to get assessed for dementia.
Ask the Expert: Episode 1 -Do I Have Dementia? Where to Seek Support?
Source: Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
In this first of a 6-part series “All About Dementia – Ask the Experts”, Dr Chen Shiling and Ms Emily Ong answer questions related to dementia diagnosis and treatment, including when you should consider getting a diagnosis and where you can seek support through and after the diagnosis process.
Diagnosis can be conducted at several places including the hospitals listed below and certified general practitioners’ clinics.
You may obtain a professional diagnosis through any of the medical facilities listed below:
You can approach Polyclinics to provide the necessary assessments for diagnosis.
You may also approach a Community Resource Engagement and Support Team (CREST) or Community Intervention Team (COMIT) for screening, intervention and caregiver support.
A list of polyclinics, CREST and COMIT teams can be found in the Mind Matters Resource Directory by AIC.
You can call the following helplines for more information.
- Dementia Helpline by Dementia Singapore: 6377 0700
- Agency for Integrated Care Hotline: 1800-650-6060
- HealthLine by Health Promotion Board (HPB): 1800-223-1313