ADA is a voluntary welfare organization (VWO; the list of VWO in Singapore by Wikipedia) manned by caregivers (family members with affected member), professionals, and anyone who is interested in dementia.
ADA provides following services & programmes:
- Dementia Day Care (New Horizon Centres)
- Caregiver (by family members) Support Services - the centres are located in Bukit Timah (204, Bukit Timah Rd, #04-00 Boon Liew Building S229863, Tel 67379971, Fax 68367925) and Tiong Bahru (298 Tiong Bahru Rd, #03-01, Central Plaza S168730, Tel 65936440, Fax 65936444). The opening hours are Mon-Fri from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm.
- Research & Publications
- Public Education
- Resource Library
- Safe Return Card
- Volunteering Opportunities
Centres that provide relief for caregivers (family members), increase families' abilities to cope with and continue caring for people with dementia and/or physical disabilities, provide nursing care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social activities, and maintain/increase the well being of clients.
At the centre, there is a personalized care (or Individualized Care Plan) as according to individual physical, cognitive and social functioning.
Activities at the centre are occupational therapy & physiotherapy, group and individual exercises & games, reality orientation, sing-along & dancing sessions, reminiscence activities, outings & excursions, and leisure & hobbies.
Application depends on eligibility, and can be made through the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), hospitals, or general practitioners (GPs). Application forms for referral can be obtained from any of the New Horizon Centres or via ADA website (admission).
Criteria for admission are
- Diagnosis of dementia/related disorders (by qualified doctors)
- Medical condition must be stable & non-infectious
- Clients with unmanageable disruptive behaviours may be excluded (ineligibility)
Refer to Ministry of Health (refer to Subsidies for Government-funded Intermediate Long-Term Care Services).
Subsidy for Intermediate and long term care (ILTC) services depends on result of means-testing, which is important to access the amount of subsidy based on gross income and number of family members (for more accurate information, please refer to MOH).
Opening hours for all centres
Mon-Fri from 7.30 am until 6.30 pm
Location of centres and contact details
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 52,
1 Jurong West Central 2,
#04-04 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Blk 157, Toa Payoh Lorong 1,
Blk 362, Tampines Street 34,
To register or get more information, please contact ADA Volunteering Coordinator by
Write a cheque payable to
Alzheimer's Disease Association
Mailing address: Blk 157, Toa Payoh Lorong 1,
You can also donate essential items to Day Care Centres, such as groceries, toiletries, or sponsorship for outings, festive celebrations etc.
Purchases that support ADA funding
There are resource books (in different languages), CD on memory games, and handicrafts items available for purchase that will add fund to the ADA coffer. For e-purchases, visit www.alz.org.sg.
The information here was procured from a brochure sent by ADA. For more updated information, please visit their official site at http://alz.org.sg/.