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Dementia Symposium 2017 (Nov) - It Can Strike Early

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The Grassroots' Club

Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 1

190 Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 8

Singapore, 568046

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Join us on 25th November where we will share what it takes to care for someone with dementia at a young age. Registration starts at 9:00am.

Young Onset Dementia, a term given to those diagnosed with dementia below the age of 65, is undeniably real and it could happen, but to who?

The answer is you, your parents, your spouse, your neighbour and the list could go on.

The term 'dementia' is constantly associated with grey-haired elderly so often that we are almost certain that people 65 and below are too young to be diagnosed with the 'disease of the old'. While dementia has been predominantly associated with seniors, the condition knows no boundaries, age or nationality.

A fact that resounded clearly with Kate Swaffer, who received this shocking news at age 49 and was saddled with advice to begin preparations for her end of life issues. Almost a decade later, she broke grounds by becoming the first person with dementia to give a keynote speech at a United Nations World Health Organisation event.

At 58, she currently helms the Dementia Alliance International as Chair and Chief Executive and pursues her passion as an academic, activist, author, blogger and poet. Kate continues to champion conversations about critical issues impacting Persons with Dementia and their loved ones. Kate will be the Keynote Speaker at the Symposium.

Joining us on that day would be Dr Chen Shiling (Resident Physician, Geriatrics Department, Khoo Teck Puat) and Ms. Eveline Silva (Senior Psychologist, National Neuroscience Institute) who would share more about the challenges faced by those with Young Onset Dementia and how we can better support them.

In the afternoon, we will have two family caregivers who will share their caregiving experience, followed by a panel discussion of persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Dementia Symposium 2017 - It Can Strike Early FAQs

1. Where is this event held?
This event is held at The Grassroots' Club, Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 1, 190 Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 8, Singapore 568046.

2. What time should I arrive for registration?
Registration starts at 9:00am.

3. Do I have to print my ticket?
A printed ticket is not necessary. Showing the e-confirmation on the actual day to the staff at registration via your mobile would suffice.

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The Grassroots' Club

Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 1

190 Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 8

Singapore, 568046

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