Better Care
for Dementia

Every story has the power to inspire.

There is a place and a role for each person. Every story has the power to inspire the community as a whole.

What We Do

Project We Forgot (PWF) is a community amplifying the stories and experiences of carers and persons living with dementia around the world. Working with partners and collaborators, we advocate for change, enhance support systems, and empower carers and persons living with dementia globally with the goal of working towards an inclusive and compassionate society.

Amplify Stories and Experiences

We believe in the power of storytelling. Bringing together experiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures, we harness their collective power as catalysts for understanding, compassion, community, and change. Our platform offers a range of resources, including support for carer wellbeing, services, and care information.

Foster Awareness and Understanding

Through outreach and education initiatives, we strive to raise awareness, prompt dialogue, change attitudes, and foster a deeper understanding of the profound impact of dementia on individuals, families, and communities.

Collaborate for Impact and Change

We partner with stakeholders across different sectors, including government agencies, corporations, educational institutions, and community organisations. We focus on key areas such as brain health, carer support, and dementia care, advocating for meaningful change, strengthening support systems, and empowering carers and individuals living with dementia globally.

Why Share Your Story

Empower, Connect, and Support

Your journey has the power to inspire and empower others who are navigating the complexities of dementia care. By sharing your triumphs, lessons learned, and coping strategies, you offer hope, guidance, and valuable insights to fellow carers on their care journeys. These stories highlight the extraordinary resilience and strength of carers, uniting us across borders and igniting a global movement of empathy and support.

Advocacy and Awareness

Personal narratives humanise the dementia experience, challenging misconceptions and promoting empathy. Sharing your story raises awareness of dementia's impact on individuals, families, and communities, fostering a compassionate and supportive society.


Melissa Chan

Melissa works with tri-sector partners (business, government and nonprofit) in health and social care to spearhead service design, knowledge translation, and go-to-market projects. Melissa has a keen interest in brain health, ageing, dementia, and carer support – particularly in the intersection of research and translation into practice and in bringing evidence-based interventions to diverse populations. She has led multiple initiatives related to care and support delivery for dementia, including CARA by Dementia Singapore, a national platform to facilitate the safe return of people living with dementia. Melissa is the Founder of Project We Forgot, a platform for carers that provides support resources across the dementia care journey. She was previously with ECON Healthcare Group and Homage, an on-demand technology care solution, where she worked with corporations, government agencies, healthcare institutions, and social service organisations in Singapore and Malaysia. She is a Senior Atlantic Fellow with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College Dublin, and previously President of the World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD) Network, driving dementia innovation across disciplines and borders.

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Cheryl Bok
Cheryl currently spearheads Content & Partnerships at Project We Forgot, and also works in the field to develop workplace mental health and well-being programmes. Her background includes roles in care advisory and experience projects within tech-driven care companies and long-term care institutions. Through her interactions with carers, Cheryl gains profound insights into the complex nature of caregiving, highlighting the critical importance of self-care alongside caring for others. She is a strong proponent of elevating the voices of carers, convinced of their ability to foster hope across communities, one story at a time. As a certified Mental Health First Aider, Cheryl actively advocates for the practice of daily mindfulness, acknowledging its essential contribution to strengthening our fundamental health pillars.
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Joanna Sun
Dr Sun is an environmental design specialist working to promote dementia-enabling environments. Her research focuses on developing a built environmental assessment tool for people living with dementia. Dr Sun has developed and co-authored an environmental assessment tool with Prof Richard Fleming, known as the Singapore Environmental Assessment Tool (SEAT). They have also published a user guide on the SEAT for facilities providing high levels of care for people living with dementia in Singapore. Her research interest lies in understanding the influence of the built environment and digital solutions for people living with dementia and their families. Dr Joanna Sun also takes on the role of a Relationship Manager at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, working to promote dementia literacy globally.
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Aaliya Syeda
Aaliya Syeda is a poet, artist and a student at UWC, Singapore. She has been working for the cause of dementia since 2018, from volunteering in nursing homes to leading a school-based service as the Chair of Cognitive Rehabilitation with Apex Harmony Lodge, Singapore. She provides befriending services and organises mentally-stimulating activities to carry out with the residents on a weekly basis. She is also the founder of the ‘Youth Dementia Activists’ Program, which she established in partnership with Sir William Beveridge Foundation, Bangladesh. It is a project aimed at raising dementia awareness within the youth population and fighting the stigma associated with it in South Asian communities. In her free time, Aaliya writes poetry inspired by her experiences with people who have dementia.
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