Have you heard of a DFC (Dementia Friendly Community)? Do you know how dementia network can bring together community partners and the community to support seniors and caregivers. Find out from our partners on how they engage and enable seniors to age well in place.
Join representatives from AMKFSC Community Services, AWWA (Asian Women’s Welfare Association) Ltd and Montfort Care as they share their initiatives and plans with you.
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The term “la kopi”(in Hokkien) means to have a cup of coffee and chitchat.
Come join the aunties and find out what are the pressing issues of the day. What are some of their own challenges and those of the everyday people around them?
A tongue in cheek chitchat between 3 Singaporean aunties about how the current pandemic situation has impacted lives of elderly persons in Singapore, especially those with dementia.
Don’t forget your cup of kopi!
An honest chitchat session with members from ClubHEAL regarding what are the challenges when broaching the subject matter about dementia with families/friends in the Malay community.
How do you perceive people with dementia or their caregiver? Is the stigma a main hurdle in seeking help & support? How do we encourage more conversations among the Malay community abt dementia & caregiving?
Club Heal will share about their efforts of building Caregiver Support Network in the mosques.
Join us in this intimate chitchat with K Rajeswary, Richard Ashworth and John Ng, who are all caregivers of their love ones with dementia.
These 3 unique champions will share with you their thoughts, hopes and personal caregiving experiences. What are their breaking points and how are their relationships with their loved ones?
Other caregivers who meet regularly for their monthly sharing will also join you.
Ms Ng Tzer Wee, who has extensive experience in social work, will moderate this session.
Everything we do revolves around talk and conversations we have with others.
With the ability to engage in great and fruitful conversations, there exists the ability to build great relationships with others. Imagine all the great conversations we can have when we have the power and control over the way we communicate with others – and it all starts with understanding the way we talk.
Discover how your communication style can impact and influence others in how they think, feel and behave.
Somatic movement wellness cultivates awareness and control of the physical, mental and emotional domains of a person while rekindling the spirit that makes every moment of your life… moving.
The first step to health is in paying attention to your body and mental functions.
Join Vincent Yong as he helps you understand your own body as a caregiver and learn how to engage those receiving yours.
How do changes in the brain cause us to see differently? Experience the world through the eyes of people living with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a rare form of dementia which affects the visual areas of the brain, in this short, animated film directed by Simon Ball and developed in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.
Do I See What You See? features 6 personal stories and recreates what it feels like to live with the knowledge that your brain might be playing tricks on you and that you are seeing differently from everyone else.
There will be a recorded interview with director Simon Ball after the presentation of the short film.
Join Dr Tang Juel Hoi as he explores how our brain can be enhanced through visual stimuli. Are we all blind without the brain? How do shapes and colours affect the way we see the environment around us?
Dr Tang will also share on how to keep our brains active through visual stimulation.
Zoom in with us to catch Dr Tan Weng Mooi from the Agency for Integrated Care, Mr Jason Foo from Alzheimer’s Disease Association and Mr Tim Lee, Caregivers Alliance Ltd to learn about the support programmes for caregivers.
Is enough being done to support families in their caregiving journey? Are current programmes by social service agencies meeting their caregiving needs?
This panel discussion is moderated by Ms Oniatta Effendi.
Dr Richard Goveas, a psy-geriatrician from Club2Care, will share his insight and expertise on the following questions:
How does dementia affect the parts of the brain that controls visual information? How people with dementia are affected by visuoperceptual difficulties? How do they see their surroundings differently? What is their concept of colours? How do they perceive depths?
More importantly, during this sharing and caring session, we will discuss how we can create a safer and more conducive environment for them.
In our increasing aging population, we see many professionals with valuable expertise and experiences giving up their jobs in order to care for their loved ones at home. In the wake of the #newnormal as a result of Covid19, where working from home is increasingly being accepted by many companies, this opens up a paradigm shift.
Join Aileen Chee, founder and career coach from Chapter 2, as she looks into how caregivers can prepare themselves for return to the work force and how employers can tap into this rich pool of caregivers.
Join artists and art makers, Nora Samosir and Richard Tan, on our Little Red Couch as they share about how the arts have helped them in their caregiving journey.
Dr Linus Chua, Family Physician and Associate
Consultant from St Luke’s Hospital will offer a one-to-one 15 minutes virtual consultation in the ease of your home.
He will answer your queries on dementia and other related medical matters.
Only 6 slots are available. So, hurry and sign up for them soon.
Prof Kua is no stranger to the dementia community with many books and articles to his name. One of his many books included Colours of Aging about the mental health of the elderly in Singapore.
Prof Kua is a strong advocate of the arts being used as an intervention in the prevention and slowing down of dementia. He will be sharing with us how the Arts can play an important part in the lives of the persons with dementia.
How can we use the arts to enable the persons with dementia to carry on leading an enriching life?
EasiRobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness. It is suitable for both the elderly and their caregivers to do this aerobic exercises together.
Music Therapist, Isabel Tan, & Physiotherapist, Dhachayini Balasubramaniam, from St Luke’s Hospital will demonstrate exercises and activities that persons living with dementia and their caregivers can do at home.
If you are feeling all cooped up at home due to the pandemic with your loved ones. Come and participate in these fun exercises that can free your mind and body.
A Helping Hand is a story that digs deep into the underbelly of familiar neighbourhoods in Singapore.
It tells the story of the human dynamic between the primary caregiver, the transitional domestic helper and the person living with dementia.
There will be a recorded interview with director Koh Chong Wu after the presentation of the short film.
A musical tale about autism, based on a true story. “Guang 光”is a story about two brothers. The elder brother, Wen Guang is autistic and is often misunderstood. Above all, he suffers from attention deficiency disorder, struggles with social interaction, and has difficulty performing day-to-day obligations. He also has a secret passion.
To make ends meet, Wen Guang is coerced by his younger brother into looking for a job to share his burden on meeting their monthly expenses. Throughout the film we see Wen Guang searching for a job, his daily routines and his secret passion as he searches for the final glass that will bring him a simple, pure, hard earned, fleeting moment of joy.
The link between caregiving and technology is getting more and more inseparable in today’s world, especially with the onslaught of the pandemic.
Eugene Soh, our Tech Dude, will share how his social enterprise, Mind Palace, uses VR to help dementia patients and nursing home residents revisit fond places and explore the world from the comfort and safety of their chairs, keeping their minds active and slowing the effects of dementia.
Determined to keep both her grandparents’ minds active and from forgetting things as they grow old, Christel and her family explored different ways to engage her grandparents, such as colouring books, food that boosts their memory and exercises.
Christel will share her inspiration behind the creation of the Play HUA HEE cards, a series of familiar and bright drawings that she uses to engage with both her grandparents.
She will also talk about her role as a younger generation of caregivers – her family values, motherhood and how giving back to the society is possible through her social enterprise Play Hua Hee.
RAW is a collection of intimate sharing of personal experiences about dementia, whether direct or indirect, from professionals, artists and caregivers.
Each segment will highlight their sincere understanding and knowledge on how to cope with dementia and possibly, slow down this disease through arts and technology.
These individuals (Candyce Toh, Catherine Sng, Kate Pang, Peter Yu and Vivi Yeh) will share with you their inner most thoughts, hopes and personal experiences with their loved ones during this RAW segment.
These individuals (Adrian Pang, Candyce Toh, Catherine Sng, Clarence Lee, Marcus Mok, Peter Lim, Sam Driscoll and Sara Wee) will share with you their inner most thoughts, hopes and personal experiences with their loved ones during this RAW segment.
Each segment will highlight the participants’ sincere understanding and knowledge on how they cope with dementia and possibly, slow down this disease through arts and technology.
These individuals (Anita Kapoor, Danny Raven Tan, Daniel Lim, Elaine Friedlander, Elizabeth Tan, Rachel Chua, Sharda Harrison and Dr Loretta Chen) will share with you their inner most thoughts, hopes and personal experiences with their loved ones during this RAW segment.
Advanced Practice Nurse Kavitha will share with us on how to look after the largest organ in our body.
This talk will dispel common myths about skin for seniors. How should we take care of our ageing skin? What can we do to prevent wounds for the bed-bound elderly? How do we care for our loved ones with wounds?
Yvonne Lau, Assistant Director of St Luke’s Community Wound Centre and Academy, will also be at hand to help with the Q & A session. Zoom in with us!
Many of us know what essential oil are. We would have used it in many ways – for massage or as a form of aromatherapy. But do we know how to choose essential oils for ourselves and our loved ones?
Essential oils have calming qualities to relax, relieve and release tension and stress, even anxiety.
Join Shaan Lee as she introduces us to the basic usage of essential oils and demonstrates some simple massage techniques.
What are some of the common signs of burnout faced by caregivers to seniors with dementia? How can we support them better in their caregiving journey? What are some of the ready resources and support within the caregivers’ reach we can tap on?
Join Sharon Gan from Caregivers Alliance as she shares the available solutions to the above.
Celebrate our festival’s finale with the winners of the Dementia, Caregiving, Hope competition co-organised by Viddsee & EnableAsia in conjunction with the Enabling Festival 2020.
Festival Launch by Guest of Honour
Mr Mohd Fahmi AlimanMayor of South East DistrictGrassroots Adviser to Marine Parade GRC GROs
Virtual Theatre:Forget Me Not – An archival theatre of almost forgotten stories by Glowers
Does the sight of a familiar object trigger recent memories or do they carry stories of yesteryears?
What are memories?
Are the stories as vivid as they happened or are they fragments of happenings that we choose to remember or even embellish?
Come to an oral archival theatre that will be personal, personified and personalised. Just for you. This time, online.
The programme is presented in English, Mandarin and some dialects with English subtitles.