IS DEMENTIA PREVENTABLE?
The debate of the age is whether dementia is preventable. NUS Mind-Science Centre has developed an “Age Well Everyday (AWE)” programme which has been introduced in six People’s Association sites benefitting seniors who are proactively living a lifestyle that helps decrease the risk of ageing health conditions like dementia, depression and anxiety. Dr Kua Ee Heok will share his research on dementia in Singapore which started 30 years ago and the Jurong Ageing Study (JAS) on dementia prevention. The JAS results show that non-drug interventions like health education, mindfulness practice, music-reminiscence, art therapy and horticultural therapy are effective in improving the mental health of elderly people.
Dr Kua Ee Heok is the Professor of Psychological Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the National University Hospital. He graduated as a doctor from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and received postgraduate training in psychiatry at Oxford University and geriatric psychiatry at Harvard University. A member of the World Health Organization team for the Global Study of Dementia, he is the previous Head of the NUS Department of Psychological Medicine and Chief Executive Officer I Medical Director of the Institute of Mental Health.
Join us to discover more about dementia prevention and how you can be part of this programme.
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Time: 3pm – 4.30 pm
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, RSVP Singapore (Junction 8 Office Tower, 9 Bishan Place #08-01)
- For volunteers who want to embrace the “AWE” lifestyle to help decrease the risk of dementia
- For volunteers who would like to promote “AWE” lifestyle among groups of seniors who are 50 years and above
To register, please email your confirmation to VLC@rsvp.org.sg giving your details including
• Name as stated in your NRIC
• Singaporean or Singapore PR
• Email address and contact number
Seats are limited, so early pre-registration is encouraged. Light refreshments will be made available after the talk.