The need to push for better dementia care

Singapore was ranked 16th out of 30 cities in this year's global dementia innovation readiness index, which considers how ready cities are in adopting novel approaches to combat dementia. We look at the challenges facing Singapore as it strives to become a more dementia-inclusive society.

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Not having a clear idea of how many people in Singapore are living with dementia and the relative inability of general practitioners to diagnose the condition are some of the challenges that stand in the way of better care for sufferers of the distressing condition.

These issues were raised in a recent report that looked at the readiness of 30 cities around the world in adopting novel approaches to combat dementia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2020, with the headline The need to push for better dementia care. Subscribe