FACING DEMENTIA is a 5 part TV series that looks at one of the most pressing social and medical issues of our time. As Singapore’s population ages, it is estimated that some 90,000 people will have dementia by 2030.
But are we prepared for this? Whether caused by Alzheimer’s; strokes or other conditions, dementia is still little understood by most people, and presents an ongoing challenge for experts and laymen alike. The gradual loss of one’s mental abilities and identity usually begins imperceptibly and is only recognised when it is too late. The disease takes an emotional and economic toll on individuals, families and caregivers.
With no cures for dementia, this series looks to cover various aspects from diagnosis to caregiving to treatments – and debunk some misconceptions. How is one diagnosed? What can help? Is it preventable? FACING DEMENTIA features the stories of people living with dementia, as well as doctors and experts who are on the frontline.
Watch the series here.