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Include those with dementia in day-to-day community

Some are locked up in daycare centres. Those who can go out, encounter ill treatment. The community, shops, eateries and cinemas can do their bit.

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The recent move by DBS Bank to train staff to spot and help customers with dementia is one of multiple initiatives in recent years to give those with the disease the chance to continue with their lifestyles and live independently.

With a fast-ageing population and more people expected to develop dementia, the Government and social service agencies have been working hard at raising awareness and supporting those with the disease over the past few years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2020, with the headline Include those with dementia in day-to-day community. Subscribe