[QUPL Anniversary] Caring for Older Adults with Dementia by Dr Tan Jit Seng

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above
  • Category: Other Happenings
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)

Queenstown Public Library

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53 Margaret Drive

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above

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Dementia is a disease affecting the brain and its ability to function. There are many underlying causes for dementia, each with its own treatment plans and management strategies. There are many stages in dementia, each with its own problems; requiring different types of supporting networks. Apart from medical management, it is crucial to know about the many other facets such as legal matters, financial support structures and manpower help.
In this talk, Dr Tan will briefly give an overview of dementia, its causes and management plans.
Dr Tan Jit Seng is a senior long-term care physician who runs Long Term Home Care Services and a Geriatrics clinic at a public hospital. He has over 10 years of experience, caring for dependent older adults at their own homes. Dr Tan graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) Medicine Faculty in 2002. He obtained a Diploma in Geriatrics Medicine in 2010, and got his Family Medicine registration in 2012.

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