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ADA and Department of Health's dementia friendly community programmes

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ADA and Department of Health's dementia friendly community programmes

In 2015, Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Singapore hosted a series of focus groups with various groups on topics relating to what it means to be dementia friendly, current barriers to creating a dementia friendly community and how these could be overcome. Building on these findings ADA, in partnership with the Department of Health, will begin small dementia friendly community programmes in communities across the country in 2016. ADA has an existing Dementia-Friendly Mall project and will soon add a Dementia Alliance to their efforts. In 2016, it was announced that the Ministry of Health had commissioned ADA to handle a Dementia Friends training programme, as well as all communications materials for this movement.