Due to our rapidly ageing population, by 2030, 1 in 4 people in Singapore will be 65 years and above, with an estimated 80,000 people who will be living with dementia. While dementia is an individual condition, its impact is much wider reaching, often affecting loved ones as well as society as a whole.
This talk will help you understand the effects of dementia and explore how to detect it early. At the end of the session, there will be an optional short screening for dementia, which is only available to those aged 60 and above. Participants of the screening will need to share their age and education level during the process.
This programme is organised by National Library Board in collaboration with O’Joy Limited.
Disclaimer: All content and advice shared during the programme are for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
About the Speaker: Dr Chew Yat Peng is a registered counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling and a registered social worker with the Singapore Association of Social Workers. She began her career in social services in 2001 and joined O’Joy Limited in 2009. She is currently a Principal Counsellor and Social Worker at O’Joy, providing counselling and clinical case management services for older persons and their caregivers, as well as for adults with mental health issues. Dr Chew also trains and supervises volunteer para-counsellors who pay regular home visits and provide psycho-emotional support to older persons and their caregivers.