Dementia is a complex condition that requires holistic, multidisciplinary treatment and support from a range of specialties at different stages of the condition.
To facilitate this, the SingHealth Duke-NUS Memory & Cognitive Disorder Centre (Memory & Cognitive Disorder SDDC) is a network that brings together the strengths and expertise of healthcare professionals from different specialties across SingHealth, including:
The SDDC’s research spans from basic and clinical sciences to the study of the dementia landscape in Singapore.
To monitor the effectiveness of care and outcomes, the SDDC will be establishing a joint registry of dementia patients under the care of SingHealth institutions. It will capture anonymised data including demographics, dementia diagnoses, medication and other factors such as pre-existing conditions. These will be analysed to study trends, risk factors and patient outcomes to improve the delivery of dementia care.
With the myriad of specialties involved in dementia care, it can be difficult for healthcare professionals and caregivers to keep up-to-date. To facilitate greater sharing and collaboration, the Memory & Cognitive Disorder SDDC held its first scientific meeting in 2020. It brought together researchers and specialists from SingHealth institutions to share the latest in dementia diagnosis and management.
The meeting focused not only on the latest clinical updates, but also provided caregivers and healthcare professionals with practical information on caring for someone with dementia.
The second Memory & Cognitive Disorder SDDC Scientific Meeting is scheduled for September 2021, with more details available soon at www.singhealth.com.sg/memory-and-cognitive-disorder-centre.
Conditions treated include:
For GP referrals, please contact the SingHealth Duke-NUS Memory & Cognitive Disorder Centre:Singapore General Hospital: 6326 6060Changi General Hospital: 6788 3003Sengkang General Hospital: 6930 6000National Neuroscience Institute: 6330 6363
HeadDr Simon Ting Kang SengSenior Consultant,Dept of Neurology, NNIDeputy HeadDr Laura TaySenior Consultant,Dept of Geriatric Medicine, SKHDirector, Clinical ServicesDr Ng Li LingSenior Consultant,Dept of Psychiatry, CGH
Director, EducationAssoc Prof Lim Si ChingSenior Consultant,Dept of Geriatric Medicine, CGH
Director, ResearchDr Adeline Ng Su LynSenior Consultant,Dept of Neurology, NNI
Service Chief@SGHDr Dennis Seow Chuen ChaiSenior Consultant,Dept of Geriatric Medicine, SGH
Service Chief@CGHAsst Prof Vanessa Mok Wai LingSenior Consultant,Dept of Psychiatry, CGH
Service Chief@SKHDr Adeline Chuo Mee LehSenior Consultant,Dept of Geriatric Medicine, SKH
Service Chief@NNIDr Ng Kok PinConsultant,Dept of Neurology, NNI
Service Chief@SCHAssoc Prof Wong Kok SengSenior Consultant,Deputy CEO (Clinical Services), SCH
Service Chief@SHPAsst Prof Sinead Wang ZhenConsultant,Clinic Director, Outram Polyclinic, SHP
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