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Dementia Early Intervention programme


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Dementia is a chronic, progressive deterioration of the mental function which is usually characterized by the loss of memory. It is prevalent and often overlooked among the elderly, especially in Singapore's ageing population. In 2005, there were 22,000 elderly (65 years and above) with dementia and this number is projected to increase to 53,000 by 2020.* 

Clues to the presence of dementia may be subtle and nonspecific, and undiagnosed dementia could worsen over time. 

Channel News Asia has covered this widely through their Facing Dementia programme.

For the healthy elderly, it is vital that they receive early intervention and are continuously encouraged to use their physical and mental abilities.
 
Being diagnosed with dementia is also not the end. Ongoing encouragement to exercise or to express thoughts and feelings may deter a further decline for the elderly who has been diagnosed with dementia. 

You may find out more about our programme from our brochure as follows:


To sign up, please drop an e-mail to contact@cwa.org.sg and we will respond promptly!

Why Early Intervention? 
Early intervention includes providing support and care to help them deal with the challenges of their diagnosis and to aspire them towards a meaningful and positive life. Caregivers would also be well-informed on how to cope and the type of help available to them. Hence, the Mind-Able is introduced to help the elderly at risk or diagnosed with mild dementia. Family caregivers are encouraged to register in the programme as well. 

The Mind-Able programme aims to:
• Improve quality of life for the elderly
• Increase ability to communicate and socialisation
• Alleviate caregivers stress

'Mind-Able' for  At-Risk/Mild Dementia Group
Frequency: Once a Week* 
When: Monday morning
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Price: $33 per session (Inclusive of light refreshment)
Who conducts the session: Occupational Therapist/ Allied Team

(Pre intake assessment will be conducted)
*Upon completion of 8 sessions, you may continue to sign up for more sessions

What type of activities?
Participants will be engaged with our Occupational Therapist/ Allied Team in our centre with activities such as:

- Reminiscing environment and related games
- Art as a form of therapy
- Music interaction
- Physical exercise
- Puzzles and games   

Why join our 'Mind-Able' programme?
- Friendly professional staff
Good ratio of professionals to clients
- Nice cosy environment 

Value added service:
Cognitive screening for individual (affordable screening fee)


For more information, please email us at contact@cwa.org.sg or call us at 6466 7996/ 6466 7957