In light of the rising number of persons with young onset dementia (PYODs) in Singapore, we hope to provide a platform to celebrate the various talents of PYODs and inspire them to continue pursuing their passions, despite dementia!
It is a common misconception that dementia only affects the elderly. Young onset dementia (YOD) refers to any type of dementia that develops in persons between the ages of 35 and 65. Not only do the symptoms manifest differently in younger persons, but the condition also has a varied impact on a younger person’s life, immediate family, and the society, as compared to older adults living with dementia.
In Singapore, more people are being diagnosed with young onset dementia, and the numbers are only set to rise. Therefore, it is crucial that we not only support those with young onset dementia, but also celebrate their abilities so that they are encouraged to continue engaging in their most-loved hobbies and activities despite their condition.
With this intent, Dementia Singapore is proud to launch our first-ever talent competition, ‘YOD Got Talent 2023’!
Participants can choose to showcase talents such as (but not limited to) singing, dancing, instrumental music, skits, magic, comedy, martial arts, and juggling, and stand to win attractive prizes sponsored by SLS Bearings (S) Pte Ltd. A grand prize of $688 cash awaits the one who comes in first place!
Auditions are now open, and all entries must be submitted by 30 November 2022.
For more information, visit https://dementia.org.sg/yodtalent2023/.