Today, an estimated 82,000 people in Singapore are diagnosed with dementia and this number is expected to rise beyond 100,000 by 2030, making the issue of dementia-care ever more pertinent than ever. While current efforts toward a “Dementia-friendly Singapore” are heartening (as evident from the attempts at creating dementia-friendly communities and the introduction of assisted-living apartments), one might argue that Singapore’s progress still severely lag behind many developed nations.
How much more can we expand and contribute to this vision?
As part of the panel conversation, we invite you to explore the ways where we can contribute to this vision – both at the individual and community level. We will also discuss the economic, political and social challenges Singapore faces in its pursuit of a dementia-friendly society.