Enriching Times Ahead

Find the latest news and current events to take
part in this exploration with dementia.

Enabling
Festival 2018:
Making Dementia
a Distant Memory

 

The Enabling Festival was held on 5-7 October 2018 to enable people living with dementia to live life with dignity.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called dementia a “looming epidemic in Asia.” A lack of awareness of dementia results in stigmatisation and barriers to diagnosis and care, with physical, psychological, social and economic impact on people with dementia, caregivers, families and societies.

With a total number of visitors exceeding expectations at about 7,000, the three-day community festival was a kaleidoscope of multi-disciplinary activities involving visual art, music, design, theatre, film, dance, and photography, with medical forums, hands-on workshops, a simulation walk through the Enabling Room and a Designathon. The Enabling Festival was made possible with the support of Central Singapore Community Development Council’s Do-Good-Fund, DesignSingapore Council, Our SG Fund and venue host National Design Centre.

This health issue of dementia is close to the heart of The Enabling Festival founders Daniel and Danny, whose parents are suffering from the illness. Starting this initiative from the ground up, they aim to help spread the awareness to enable the public with information regarding dementia in order to build a dementia-friendly community, and make dementia a distant memory.

Designathon

We Remember
Designathon 2018

Empowering individuals from all walks of life to come together to design for dementia. Designathon We Remember 2018 is organised by OneMaker Group and Project We Forgot. This initiative is supported by the Our SG Fund and DesignSingapore Council and hosted at National Design Centre.

Proud to Have Been Part Of

We’ve empowered, we’ve supported

Collective experience we have encountered to promote awareness about dementia.

We Remember Designathon 2018

Empowering individuals from all walks of life to come together to design for dementia. Designathon We Remember 2018 is organised by OneMaker Group and Project We Forgot. This initiative is supported by the Our SG Fund and DesignSingapore Council and hosted at National Design Centre.

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Post Show Dialogue for “The Father”

The Father is an emotional and overwhelming exploration of a 70-year-old man’s fading mind as he sinks under the frightening weight of dementia and loses his grip on the sanctuary of his home and security of his loved ones.

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Step Up, Speak Out

Step Up, Speak Out! is a forum for caregivers and experts to come together, to share their journey and gain insights on how to care better for themselves and their loved ones with dementia.

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Project We Forgot: We Remember! Festival

We Remember! Festival is an event celebrating World Alzheimer’s Month and raising awareness of the disease through film, music, art, and photography.

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Mummy Not At Home

A piece was hosted by Danny Raven Tan who lives with and cares for his mother who has dementia. His mother was present for some of the performances that gives an emotional ride.

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