Raising awareness of dementia on NEL

The Lien Foundation and Alzheimer's Disease Association, together with Moove Media, have decked out two North-East Line (NEL) trains to raise awareness of dementia, promote understanding of the behaviour that people with the condition might exhibit,
ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

The Lien Foundation and Alzheimer's Disease Association, together with Moove Media, have decked out two North-East Line (NEL) trains to raise awareness of dementia, promote understanding of the behaviour that people with the condition might exhibit, and educate commuters on how they can support them. This is part of the Forget Us Not initiative, which seeks to create a dementia-friendly Singapore. The dark and shadowy effects of the decals in the trains are designed to illustrate the confusion that people with dementia may experience when they are travelling, especially when in a crowd. For instance, one of the decals reads: "Support with kindness - persons with dementia can be disoriented even in familiar spaces or lost while taking trains." The Forget Us Not initiative was launched in early 2016 to build a community of care, where as many people as possible are trained to support people with dementia and help them lead active, engaged lives for as long as they can.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'Raising awareness of dementia on NEL'. Print Edition | Subscribe