Dementia affects the brain, resulting in memory loss, difficulties with language, recognition, planning and performing complex task. It is not a natural part of ageing.
If you're a caregiver of a person living with dementia, or keen to understand more about this condition and the considerations caregivers should take note of, you may find the resources below useful.
Dementia affects the brain, resulting in memory loss, difficulties with language, recognition, planning and performing complex task. It is not a natural part of ageing. There are several stages for the progression of dementia.
There are different types of dementia, each with different causes and symptoms. Learn about the different types and how to lower the risk of developing this condition.
Presently, there is no cure for dementia. There are, however, drugs that may help improve mental function, mood or behaviour and slow down the symptomatic progression of the disease.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from dementia, or displaying the described signs and symptoms, you should get them properly diagnosed and treated.
Managing dementia may not be easy. It is important that you and your loved one learn as much as about the condition and the tips and tools available to better support one another.
In Singapore, persons at risk or with dementia can be supported by an integrated mental health network that aims to help them live well in the community. This support also extends to their caregivers.
The network brings together health, social, and Community Care providers who serve persons with mental health conditions and their families.
You are as important as your loved one. The demands of caring for elderly parents, an ageing spouse, or loved one, can put any caregiver in a stressful situation.
Take time to care for yourself in the midst of caregiver duties. Doing so prevents caregiver burnout and improves your wellbeing.
A Dementia-Friendly Singapore encourages persons living with dementia to continue living in their own homes and go about their usual routines in the community.
This involves the community's members – neighbours, shopkeepers, coffee-shop drink sellers, bank tellers – who can understand and help them.
Learn from other caregivers. Get easy access to our compilation of guides on caring for persons with dementia.