What is dementia?
- Dementia is an illness that affects the brain, leading to a decline in its abilities in judgement, language, planning, and behaviour.
- Dementia can affect anyone, although it is most likely to occur in those over 60.
- The risk of dementia increases with age, but it is not a normal part of ageing.
A humourous glimpse of dementia clip from “Money no enough”. Credit: Jack Neo
Courtesy of Health Promotion Board, Singapore
Do you know?
1 in 10 people aged 60 and above in Singapore has dementia. And as the population in Singapore ages, dementia is expected to be a growing problem.
What can you do?
Early detection of dementia is important because there are effective treatments available to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life for the patient.
Learning more about dementia
At Brahm Centre, we regularly organise talks and seminars conducted by experts in the field to help you understand more about dementia – be it to reduce risks, detect early signs, or for dementia care.
Sign up for Dementia Screening
Have you noticed any of these in your loved ones or friends?
- Forgetfulness that affects day-to-day functions
- Difficulty planning or solving problems
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Confusion of time and place
- Changes in personality
- Changes in mood or behaviour
- Poor or decreased judgment
- Difficulty doing familiar tasks
- Problems communicating
- Misplacing things
We offer dementia screening at our Novena and Simei centres and at various locations in the community. Join our mailing list to be updated of the next dementia screening dates.