Learning about dementia with COMNET CREST
On July 4, 2017 (Tuesday), the Community Resource Engagement and Support Team (CREST) at COMNET Senior Service conducted a talk to 325 students at Pierce Secondary School, to raise awareness on dementia.
Students were provided with information on how to recognise signs and symptoms of dementia among their loved ones and friends, thus allowing them to take preventive measures by seeking appropriate help.
Students who may currently be young caregivers were also introduced to Project We Forgot, a community network platform to inform, empower and support young caregivers, aged 39 years and below, to persons with dementia. This movement advocates and encourages awareness of dementia among the young.
Also present at the event was Ms Melissa Chan, Project We Forgot founder, who shared with students her caregiving journey when her father was diagnosed with young on-set Alzheimer’s.