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Lack of awareness for Dementia care options a cause for concern as Singaporeans age

Submitted on Sep 16, 2014 • By admin
SINGAPORE, September 15, 2014 - More than 60 percent of respondents in a recent survey conducted by Active Global Specialised Caregivers, said that they do not know where to look for help if someone in their family or friends was diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.   It is very significant that over 70 percent of the respondents indicated that their first sources for help will be hospitals / polyclinics and specialist doctors with another 20 percent indicating that they will turn to the Internet to look for helpful resources. With the respondents focusing on diagnosis-related help, the survey highlighted that there is a general lack of awareness for care and respite options as patients and family members have to live with the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s for 4 to 8 years on average.   “With a rapidly ageing society in Singapore, the number of people above the age of 65 who are diagnosed with dementia is expected to hit 53,000 by 2020 and tha...
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200 hours of Active Global's Caregiver Training featured on Duke-NUS' "Gateway to Learning"

Submitted on Sep 05, 2014 • By admin
The Active Global Specialised Caregiver team of senior nurses developed 200 hours of training for our Specialised Caregivers. We quickly realised that these Caregiver trainings can also be very useful to family caregivers, and when Duke-NUS suggested to host theses trainings on their e-learning gateway, we thought it was a great idea.  You can access all the trainings for free at  (no need to register, you can just click on "VISITOR ENTER HERE") You will be able to access training modules for specific common conditions such as "Caregiving for Dementia", "Caregiving for Stroke patients", as well as the basic training modules around Activities of Daily Living (Mobility, Hygiene, Nutrition, etc). Specific modules on dealing with various emergencies and preventing falls are also available. nb- These training modules are in flash, and are best viewed on Desktops and Android tablets (not compatible with Ipad)