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October 28, 2022
Photo by Prajwal Bajracharya.
Dementia has surged to be the most common disease in Singapore. Today, one in 10 people aged 60 and above is living with dementia. With an increased life expectancy in an ageing population, it is estimated that there may be more than 150,000 people with dementia by 2030.
Come to the film premiere of Always, Mother to equip yourself with knowledge about dementia and its impact on our community. Through this effort, St Luke’s Hospital hopes to help raise the much-needed funds for their beneficiaries, who are mostly from lower-income families.
The charity film will focus on dementia care needs and challenges. It seeks to raise awareness on the care options available for persons living with dementia and their caregivers through interactive options. Viewers can put themselves in the shoes of the lead character Mr Ong to actively influence the choices and navigate the potential care options for his mother, a person living with dementia.
Minister for National Development & Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration, Mr Desmond Lee, will be the guest-of-honour at the event.
Well-wishers can donate via Giving.sg and other platforms. Please visit the registration site for more details.
Date: October 28, 2022
Click here to register (Registration closes October 27, 2022, 6pm).
About the Organiser:
St Luke’s Hospital, named after the patron saint of the medical profession, was the first hospital in Singapore dedicated to the elderly sick.
Over the past 25 years, it has played a pivotal role in transforming community care for the elderly and has expanded its core services spanning rehabilitation, dementia, wound, palliative care and outpatient services. In caring for the older patients at the hospital, they see the importance of inspiring the silver generation to embrace ageing with a positive mindset.
It has also expanded its services beyond the elderly to enrich more lives. An Institution of Public Character, it cares for 2,000 inpatients and 3,000 outpatients each year, regardless of race, language or religion. As illness may be long and chronic, it cares holistically for patients’ physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being.