Time: 8:15am – 1pm
A survey revealed that caregivers tend to believe that it is unlikely for their senior relatives to be diagnosed with the condition. The reality? At present, 1 in 10 people above the age of 60 have dementia. This proportion jumps to one in two people for those above 85. The prevalence of dementia is projected to increase to more than 130,000 people by 2030 for an aged population like Singapore. So can you really say, ‘never’?
Spearheaded by a group of Nanyang Technological University students, Walk 2 Remember seeks to encourage the simple act of walking as a way to delay one’s risk or progression of dementia. Working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA), Walk 2 Remember aims to spur more families on to take more planned walks together as an achievable first step towards a physically and mentally healthier Singapore. Just 30 minutes a day at an optimum five times a week is all you need!
Take the first step towards combatting dementia by taking the kids, grandma and grandpa to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on 16 March for the Walk 2 Remember walkathon. Held in collaboration with the Ang Mo Kio Partners Network, it aims to develop Dementia-Friendly Communities within the AMK region in the coming years. We hope the initiative spreads to other communities on the island too!
So get ready for a walkathon dedicated to lowering the risk of dementia! There’ll be lots of leisure walking, interactive informational booths, panel discussions, games, lucky draws and more. See you there!