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'The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget' Free Movie Screening

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WAM 2019 Carnival is proud to present a free film screening all about dementia, plus a post-movie engaging dialogue session!

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WAM 2019 Carnival is excited to bring you a FREE movie screening this September that hits close to home and is bound to make you shed some tears.

Directed in 2017 by Malaysian film by director Jess Teong, ‘The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget’ gives us a Southeast-Asian take on caregiving, highlighting issues and challenges that arise when a family embarks on their journey with dementia. The film reunites us with the lovable Grandpa (Ti Lung) and his New York-born granddaughter Sarah (Tan Qin Lin).

In the first movie, the two got off to a rough start in a classic old school versus new school setting. Grandpa was too traditional with his fondness for chicken feet while Sarah preferred fried chicken nuggets. Eventually, they overcame their differences to become the best of friends. Nothing could come between them, not even when Sarah had to go back to New York for school.

Join us as we bring you on a caregiving journey between Grandpa Gen, Sarah and Sophia (Sarah’s mother, played by Debbie Goh) in this heart-warming, drama-comedy sequel ‘Before We Forget’, and go on a delicate and emotional journey about dementia, denial and identity, and how a family is ultimately brought together with hope, #DespiteDementia.

‘The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget’ (1 hr 55 mins)

Date: 21 Sept 2019, Saturday

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Venue: *SCAPE Gallery, Level 5

Post-Movie Dialogue Session

Immediately following the movie, stay on for an engaging dialogue and Q&A session to discuss key topics related to dementia. Dementia is a condition which could affect anyone, with more and more younger people being diagnosed as well.

In this engaging panel discussion, ADA is proud to present Ms Kate Swaffer as well as a local person with dementia and their caregiver. The dialogue session will cover topics such as the common misconceptions surrounding the neurodegenerative condition, loss of identity for the person with dementia and common support services available to caregivers.

Keeping in line with WAM 2019’s theme, “Let’s Talk About Dementia: End The Stigma”, our panel will touch on the stigmatisation of dementia in Singapore, the challenges faced by persons with dementia and their families, and how to slowly but surely reduce this social stigma. Furthermore, we will also focus on the importance of dementia awareness, support from loved ones, and how Singapore can progress to a more dementia-inclusive society.

Dialogue Session (featuring Kate Swaffer)

Date: 21 Sept 2019, Saturday

Time: 3.30pm – 4.00pm

Venue: *SCAPE Gallery, Level 5

About Kate Swaffer

Kate Swaffer, who was diagnosed with young onset dementia when she was just 49, is an advocate and activist for dementia and aged care, an author and an international speaker. She is Co-founder and Co-chair of Dementia Alliance International, Chair of Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee, Co-chair of the Consumers Dementia Research Network and a Board member of Alzheimer’s Disease Interntional. In 2015, she was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards, a joint winner of the Emerging Leader in Disability Awards in the National Disability Awards (Australia) and winner of the Dementia Leader of the Year Award in the International Dementia Awards.

About Despite Dementia

WAM’s theme for 2019 is “Let’s Talk About Dementia: End The Stigma”. Although dementia is a neurodegenerative condition with no cure, those living with dementia are no lesser than you and I – persons with dementia can still do anything that they put their minds to, and it is important to recognise that they can still lead purposeful and meaningful lives. Persons with dementia are more than their label and they should not be held back by dementia nor the stigma associated with it.

About Alzheimer’s Disease Association

ADA was formed in 1990 because of a growing concern for the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers. The Association hopes to reduce stigma by increasing awareness and understanding of dementia; enabling and involving persons living with dementia to be integrated and accepted in the community; and leading in the quality of dementia care services for persons living with dementia and their families. Striving towards a Dementia Inclusive Society through its four strategic service pillars – Centre-Based Care, Caregiver Support, Academy and Community Enabling – ADA aims to advocate and inspire the society to regard and respect persons living with dementia as individuals who can still lead purposeful and meaningful lives. For more information, visit http://alz.org.sg/.

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