Dementia Singapore sets up online resource portal on dementia

DementiaHub.SG online dementia portal. (SCREENSHOT: DementiaHub.SG)
DementiaHub.SG online dementia portal. (SCREENSHOT: DementiaHub.SG)

SINGAPORE — Social service agency Dementia Singapore has launched a one-stop online resource portal on dementia, which the agency hopes will play a key role in raising awareness on the condition.

Named DementiaHub.SG, the portal includes resources curated by Dementia Singapore's community enablement team, such as articles on the management of dementia symptoms, products and support services, as well as self-care.

The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) also contributed toolkits and videos on dementia inclusivity and dementia care, such as caregiving tips, dietary recommendations and exercises for persons living with dementia and caregivers.

Users can also find a blog section where persons living with dementia, caregivers and experts contribute their insights on dementia.

"Persons living with dementia and their caregivers often scramble to find more information about their condition to better prepare for their dementia journey. Not all sources are reliable, verified or relevant to the Singapore context,” Dementia Singapore chief executive officer Jason Foo said in a media release on Tuesday (21 September).

“We see a need for accurate and relevant information on dementia to be curated and shared on a common public platform...We hope that DementiaHub.SG will fill that gap,”

DementiaHub.SG went live on World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday, and is free for use. Its resources are arranged for users under the four category groups: member of a community or corporation; person living with dementia; caregiver for a loved one with dementia; and care professional.

Future development of the portal will include content made available in all four official languages – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. In the pipeline are also more personalised content, expert-sourced materials, as well as training course signups.

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