Singapore’s population is ageing rapidly. Currently, one in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. By 2030, there are an estimated 150,000 people in Singapore who may live with the condition.
Many of the people living with dementia are our loved ones, family, colleagues, friends, and neighbours. They face daily challenges grappling with the cognitive decline brought about by the condition. As a community, how can we best help them live well with dementia and age in place meaningfully and happily?
This booklet is thoughtfully put together by the Ang Mo Kio Partners’ Network – comprising AMKFSC Community Services, AWWA, Dementia Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and TOUCH Community Services. It acts as a localised resource for Ang Mo Kio residents to live well in the community despite dementia.
Within this resource booklet, you will find the following:
What to make of the changes happening to you or someone you care about
How to communicate with people living with dementia
What to do when someone with dementia is disoriented
Symptoms at different stages of dementia
How to lead a quality life with dementia
Materials to help people living with dementia and their caregivers
Guiding you Through
the Services in Ang Mo Kio
For printed copies, please contact your nearest Service Provider in Ang Mo Kio below:
Community Resource, Engagement & Support Team (CREST) in Ang Mo Kio
Community outreach team that conducts screening for residents at risk, provides emotional support to individuals and their caregivers and links individuals to relevant health and social care services when necessary.
CREST AMKFSC Community Services @ ComNet Senior Service
420 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1143
Tel: 6453 5364
AWWA – CREST
214 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Wellness Centre
Tel: 9621 7856
TOUCH Community Services — CREST
433 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1415
Tel: 6804 6563