dementia screening

What is dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Although dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal ageing.

Dementia can affect anyone, though it is most likely to occur in those more than 60. 

A humorous glimpse of dementia from “Money No Enough 2”. (credits to Jack Neo)

What is the situation like in Singapore?

In Singapore, one in 10 people aged 60 and above has dementia. As the population ages, dementia is expected to be a growing problem.


How can you learn more?

Brahm Centre organises talks and seminars by experts on dementia to help you learn how to reduce risks, detect early signs or care for yourself or someone you love.


What can you do?

Early detection of dementia is essential because there are effective treatments to manage the symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life.

What are the symptoms?

Because dementia is a general term, its symptoms can vary widely from person to person. People with dementia have problems with:

  • Forgetfulness that affects day-to-day functioning
  • Difficulty planning or solving problems
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Confusion of time and place
  • Changes in personality, mood or behaviour
  • Poor or diminished judgment
  • Difficulty doing familiar tasks
  • Problems communicating
  • Misplacing things

If you spot any of these symptoms, sign up for dementia screening at our centres and various locations in the community. You can arrange for a dementia screening by emailing