AN EVALUATION OF THE DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES CONCEPT IN SINGAPORE

February 2017 – January 2019 (Pilot Study – Completed)
PI: Dr Anna Lane (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Co-PI: Dr Belinda Yuen (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Ms Freya Yu (LKYCIC, SUTD)

June 2019
PI: Dr Belinda Yuen (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Co-I: Dr Anna Lane (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Dr Spela Mocnik (LKYCIC, SUTD)

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias such as impairments in memory, communication and spatial orientation, can make it hard for people with dementia to go about their usual everyday activities, which in turn limits that ability to remain living independently in their own home and community. To support people with dementia to age in place and to live well, residents, businesses, community organisations and government agencies are working together to build a Dementia Friendly Singapore.

The main aim of this research project is to evaluate early progress in implementing the dementia friendly community concept in Singapore by exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and assessing community awareness of dementia and support for people living with dementia and their carers.

COMMENCED
1 February 2017
STATUS
Completed
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Lee Li Ming and Agency for Integrated Care

Publications and Presentations:

  • Lane, Anna., Yu, Freya., Loh, Katherine. & Yuen, Belinda. (2018). Pilot Survey of the Public’s Awareness of Dementia. Report for the Lee Li Ming Programme on Ageing Urbanism. Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Photo Credit: Fechi Fajardo