Alzheimer’s Disease Association
The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) is a voluntary welfare organisation formed in 1990 by a group of concerned medical doctors and healthcare professionals as a result of the growing concern for the needs of persons with dementia and their families. At that time, nobody knew much about dementia, so it was important for ADA to raise awareness about dementia and to lead Singapore in the management and support of this debilitating illness. Today ADA supports over 1,000 persons with dementia and their caregivers through their seven dementia daycare centres, caregiver support services, training and consultancy, as well as a weekday dementia helpline and eldersitting services in the homes of people with dementia.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
Funds raised provide an immediate resources that are directed towards funding our vital operations, programmes and services. It helps our beneficiaries, and support their families on their journey of caring for their loved ones; providing subsidies to those who cannot keep up with the heavy cost of care.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
YFC volunteers could possibly attend our public awareness talk on dementia; it allows attendees to have a better overview of our work and be better informed as they advocate for a dementia inclusive society in Singapore. Volunteers could participate organising programmes for our seniors at our day care centres and involve in fund raising initiatives to raise funds for our cause.