Thanks to Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) for conducting this programme of learning – Enabling EDIE. We were grateful to participate in this programme which is only available in Australia, Canada and Singapore.
In the class, we experienced how a dementia patient perceived the world with visual reality. It enabled us to feel the challenges they are facing and thus creating a supportive environment to engage, enable and empower them.
This programme simulated Edie, a dementia patient, waking up in the middle of the night and finding his way to the bathroom.
We were experiencing how Edie felt before and after a supportive change in the house (environment) he was living in. And how his wife’s quality of sleep was subsequently improved.
After completing this program, we understand that living with a dementia patient is not merely about looking after them. It also covers creating a user-friendly environment to re-enable and empower them to live independently. A small renovation to the home such as putting up appropriate signboards, using a different door colour for the bathroom and installing simple technological aids can positively change the way persons with special needs live. Helping them re-gaining sense of purpose and keeping them engaging in daily activity can certainly benefits them emotionally and physically.
As a parent, we always do our best to cultivate a loving heart in our children. The ability to be able to think in someone’s shoe, deeply empathizing and connecting with others not only important in guaranteeing a harmony relationship in family and workplace, but also enables one to live his or her life with gratitude.
We were happy to visit our fellow business contact Will & Well. Founder Ms Elisa, a fashion designer, specializes in custom made fashion apparels to those with special needs. Every of her design piece is easy to wear. This has enabled elders, handicapped persons, care givers as well as people without special needs to put on clothing with less hassle.
The exhibition also showcased a variety of services and products which are catering for the eldercare sector, such as home-use cardiac and auto body temperature monitoring systems by New Japan Radio Co., Ltd and innovative vibration machines by BodyGreen.
We did have a great exposure to current market trends, inventions and information exchange with businesses there. We are looking forward to attend the next ELDEX.
We were glad to be part of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) volunteers assisting children with special needs to tour around Garden By The Bay. We felt that we have gained more than what we have rendered. We have learned throughout the journey from social workers, transportation service providers and children. We were thankful to be offered the opportunity to contribute back to the society.
“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you”
– Misty Copeland –
American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre
Nothing is more joyous than having a group of like-minded business people who were keen to be part of NKF (The National Kidney Foundation) Cherished Moments volunteers. We enjoyed the support we have from each other while participating in NKF Cherished Moments. It was an event full of laughter, gratitude and gratification. You guys are awesome! 👏🏻