Dementia Care in Singapore

Dementia Care Services

Dementia represents a major public health concern in Singapore and worldwide. Dementia is not part of normal ageing. This is a medical condition that causes brain cells to die at a faster rate than normal. The resulting progressive cognitive decline leads to increasing difficulties in coping with everyday activities. A common symptom is poor short-term memory. Dementia has the effects of ability to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and to care for ourselves. Dementia patient has irregular behaviors and communication difficulties which make caregiving become challenging. Therefore the demand of dementia caregivers Singapore rise rapidly. As people age, many suffer from dementia which makes them forget things. Caring for an elder with dementia is extremely challenging and requires a special skillset which this course has been designed to provide.  Dementia care is not something to be taken lightly. On the average, a dementia patient lives four to eight years after diagnosis but can live as long as 20 years.

Interacting with a loved one suffering from dementia can initially feel awkward. We don’t automatically know how to care for a dementia patient, but this knowledge can be learned. Communication and patience are key in fostering a good relationship between you and your loved one. Most importantly, remember to take some time to care for yourself as well.

According to the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study led by the Institute of Mental Health in 2015, one in 10 people aged 60 and above may have dementia. This research show that almost 82,000 people in 2018 and the number is expected 100,00 in a few years’ time.  

Below is a checklist of symptoms of dementia:

  • Problem with recent memory

  • Problem with visual perception

  • Changes in mood, behavior & personality

  • Withdrawal from hobbies & activities

  • Misplacing things

  • Confused with places and time

  • Difficulties in planning and thinking

  • Difficulties in communication

  • Difficulties in completing familiar task

  • Difficulties doing familiar tasks

  • Poor judgement & impaired social behavior

1.Care provide trained caregivers for dementia patients in Singapore. 1.Care have a pool of professional team of Dementia Caregivers that able to understand the cultural norms and speak common language with your loved ones. 1.Care’s Nurse trainers are specialized in Dementia Care. We do have several effective treatments that can help manage the symptoms and improve quality of life for the dementia patient by our trained caregivers. We carry out interactive activities of daily living training for the elderly with dementia to encourage independence in the community. With the effective interactive, the senior can enjoy the quality life with their loved ones. Our caregivers of dementia patients aim to provide best companionship and help in improving patient’s mood in the comfort home. 

Activities for Dementia Care 

– Memory exercise/ games

– Brain stimulation games

– Art therapy 

– Coloring therapy

– Music therapy 

– Karaoke sessions

– Playing musical instruments

– Sorting activities

– Read an old favourite book /Story telling activities 

– Garden activities

– Sorting activities

Our team consist of trained dementia caregivers in Singapore, who will help to make the journey forward a pleasant one for everyone involved. By east your workload, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one is cared for and tended to by our dementia caregivers. 

1 Care Agency Pte. Ltd.

 Caregivers Trained By Certified Nurses