We are pleased to have hosted a five-week dementia program for dementia sufferers and their carers. During these five weeks, we have conducted a range of activities for the participants to get to know each other and share their experiences. The activities were mainly consisted of exercises, cognitive-related games, and sharing. We also used different themes such as “our idols”, “festivals”, “our jobs”, and “our marriage” to facilitate interesting conversations. Other activities included playing percussion instruments, puzzles, and drawing. Group members participated with enthusiasm and laughter.
The program has created a safe space for the group members to reminisce their happy and sad moments. They have made valuable connections among themselves and enjoyed their time together. Many of them have indicated that they are interested to join our activities again in future.