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LATEST ARTICLES IN SINGAPORE

The Unsung Hero in Our Journey of Caring: Our Foreign Domestic Worker

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I have seen my-then-boyfriend-now-husband, Eric care for his father with dementia and he would not have been able to balance his career and caregiving responsibilities without the support of our...

Facing Dementia with Mum and Many Other Caregivers

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Galen Yeo is a caregiver to his mother with dementia and the Creative Director of The Moving Visuals Co., the production house behind the “Facing Dementia” series. By documenting the lives of...

Caring for My Father with Dementia for Over 20 Years

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Sue Hsian Yau has been caring for her father for over 20 years. Her father was diagnosed in the early 90s, at a time where there was hardly any support...

A Singapore Heritage Card Game Designed to Fight Dementia & Bring Generations Together

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Inspired by her grandfather's battle with dementia and now looking for ways to engage with her grandmother, Christel Goh, 26, based in Singapore, created a card game to help elderly with...

From Struggle Comes Strength: Inspiring Other Young Caregivers

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Eric Lim, based in Singapore, was 24 years old when he started caring for his father who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Through his unwavering dedication to caring for his...

Dementia and The Young Caregiver: Why Have We Been Forgotten ?

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How we do pack all the milestones in life between 13 and 35, care for the person we love and be totally okay? The daily stress of worrying about the...

Dementia in Singapore

Understand what dementia is and how it affects your local community. 
We all have a brain and we’re all at risk of the impact dementia can bring about. Get educated and be aware.
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The estimated number of people living in Asia with dementia in 2015

22.9
Million 

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In 2015, there were

45,000

Singaporeans living with dementia

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By 2030, there will be

103,000 

Singaporeans living with dementia

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The estimated cost of
dementia was

$2250
Million

(SGD) in 2015

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Source: Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Report 2015

THE RISING TREND IN YOUNG-ONSET DEMENTIA CASES

Young Onset Dementia (YOD) refers to the onset of dementia before the age of 65 years.

Patients are presented with cognitive and behavioural problems, and majority of them have language deficits along with altered behaviour.

Due to the younger age of onset, many are still in employment and have young families when the disease sets in.

YOD has been seen in adults who are economically productive and socially active. While the cost related to dementia in the elderly has been widely studied, the cost related to YOD had been largely unknown.

Researchers from the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) have reported increasing numbers of patients diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (YOD), with data suggesting that they are likely to face significant social challenges and lifestyle changes brought upon by high economic burden. Their findings highlight the need for special programmes that offer employment and financial assistance to support patients and their families.

Source: National Neuroscience Institute (NNI)

10 EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA

Memory loss that disrupts daily living may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.

Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible illnesses. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EARLY DIAGNOSIS
  • Gain access to information, resources and support
  • Demystify and destigmatise your condition
  • Maximise your quality of life
  • Benefit from treatments
  • Plan for the future
  • Explain to your family, friends and colleagues what has changed in your life
CLICK TO VIEW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS:

Your Community of Support

The faces of your local community and their pledge to support the cause and caregivers. Know that you aren’t alone in your journey.
Inspire. Encourage. Make a stand. Pledge to support by submitting your message here
LATEST MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM SINGAPORE

Gabrielle Lee

Singapore

Jason Foo

Singapore

Lim Mu Yao

Singapore

Jeremy Mok

Singapore

Francis Wong

Singapore

Lim Chu Hsien

Singapore

YJ Yeap

Singapore

Esther Heng

Singapore

Lim Siew Hoon

Singapore

Rachel Lim

Singapore

Galen Yeo

Singapore

Brian Tancock

Singapore

Are you
interested in
supporting the work
that we do ?

This community is run by volunteers who are passionate about dementia advocacy among the young and in creating a space of support for young caregivers. If you believe in the movement we are working towards and would like to support us in some way, we would really love to hear from you.

Please reach us at hello@projectweforgot.com.