Forget Us Not

Singapore’s first campaign to build a dementia-friendly community where as many people as possible – from the kopitiam stallholder, bus driver and cashier, to the bank teller, grassroots leader and the public at large – are trained to support people with dementia and help them lead active, engaged lives for as long as they can.

According to a study by the Institute of Mental Health, one in 10 seniors in their 60s or older – or potentially 78,000 people as of 2017 – are living with dementia in Singapore. Forget Us Not seeks to build dementia-friendly communities that understand, embrace and support people with dementia and their carers. What started as a ground-up movement in Yishun in 2016 with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has spread to other parts of Singapore, including Bishan East Thomson. More recently, the Alzheimer’s Disease Association has come on board as a strategic partner. The campaign also holds regular educational talks and training sessions for members of the public and staff of organisations dealing with seniors to spot symptoms, debunk myths, reduce stigma and offer practical assistance to persons with dementia, such as when they get lost. In less than two years, we have trained close to 20,000 people, including frontline staff from close to 90 organisations, including transport companies, banks, supermarkets, voluntary welfare groups and religious institutions.

Press Release
Media Highlights
Lianhe Wanbao | 07 Oct 2018
Dementia helpline gets 40% increase in calls
The Straits Times | 05 Sep 2018
Illuminating the dementia journey
ProjectCare | 01 Sep 2018
Raising awareness of dementia on NEL
The Straits Times | 10 Jul 2018
Author, activist and poet living with dementia
The Sunday Times | 10 Dec 2017
皓皓 韩雪卿失症迷思
Shinmin Daily News | 04 Dec 2017
失智老汉‘自取’ 杂货店不阻止
Shinmin Daily News | 12 Nov 2017
Lianhe Zaobao | 05 Nov 2017
A community of care
Ageless Online | 09 Oct 2017
Lianhe Zaobao | 08 Oct 2017
Shinmin Daily News | 07 Oct 2017
Two more dementia friendly towns soon
Lianhe Zaobao | 23 Feb 2017
Heroes are made not born
The Straits Times | 19 Feb 2017
Bright ideas help seniors feel at home
The Straits Times | 12 Dec 2016
Shinmin Daily News | 05 Jul 2016
F.I.R. 陈建宁顾失智奶奶10年
Shinmin Daily News | 30 May 2016
Shinmin Daily News | 29 May 2016
Shinmin Daily News | 15 May 2016
亲人患失智症 分享经历
Shinmin Daily News | 17 Apr 2016
Enrichment lessons for dementia patients
The Straits Times | 12 Apr 2016
Shinmin Daily News | 21 Mar 2016
Shinmin Daily News | 20 Mar 2016
’勿忘我歌台’ 轻松宣导失智症
Shinmin Daily News | 12 Mar 2016
Dealing With Dementia
Talking Point, Channel 5 | 10 Mar 2016
女儿坦然接受 失智父转变
Shinmin Daily News | 22 Feb 2016
Dementia also a social issue
The Straits Times | 22 Jan 2016
Lianhe Zaobao | 21 Jan 2016
Help for dementia patients in Yishun
The Straits Times | 21 Jan 2016
Yishun set to be the first dementia friendly town
Latin American Herald Tribune | 21 Jan 2016
Be a friend to fight dementia
The New Paper | 21 Jan 2016
Let’s not forget dementia
Ageless Online | 20 Jan 2016
Shinmin Daily News | 20 Jan 2016

Alzheimer’s Disease Association
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Selected Organisation Supporters: 
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation 
HDB Yishun Branch
Mcdonald's Singapore