We saw a good crowd turn out at last Saturday WAM Carnival, and for some of our customers and friends who have come over at Hugiaino’s booth to mingle and purchase some dementia (aquapaint, puzzles, robotic cat, etc) and inter-generation (mini-bean bag throw, klask, Spot it, etc) needs. It was an appreciative event among partners, innovators and customers. We hope to serve you better as we look forward to the end of the year.
Join us at the World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 Carnival HAPPENING on 21 September which is this coming Saturday.
This is a family day event that you can spend quality time with your children and senior parents!
Ride along and have fun, laughter and also learn about dementia. We are sure you will find this both fun and educational.
After knowing about PAL, what are the different levels?
PAL is categorised into four levels, namely Planned, Exploratory, Sensory and Reflex Level. Planned Level is for people with more ability to engage while Reflex Level is for people with lesser ability.
We are very excited to share that World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 Carnival (WAM 2019) is happening soon in less than a month!
WAM carnival had been ongoing every year and last year (year 2018), the theme revolved around the 3 E’s which are Educating, Enabling and Empowering persons living with dementia. In summary, last year theme educated on the awareness and reduction of social stigma, to create an inclusive environment (enabling) as well as to age gracefully yet the autonomy given for persons living with dementia (empowering).
“Phew, it’s only MCI, it’s not dementia yet! 🙂
The PAL Instrument is developed by Jackie Pool, an Occupational Therapist from UK specialising in dementia care.
The underpinning principle of PAL:
- People with dementia also have abilities.
- In a correct setting environment, these abilities can be realised.
- Activities is the key to unlocking these abilities.
- Before presenting an activity, the persons’ impairment and abilities must first be understood.
- An individual is motivated to engage in activities that have personal significance.
The purpose of PAL:
- To enable caregiver to engage people with dementia in meaningful activities.
- To be applicable in the home, day care centre or nursing home.
- To be integrated into day-to-day care provision.
- To provide information on individual’s strength and abilities.
- To ensure the activities are meaningful and appropriate.
For more detail information, you may want to consider buying the book. You can get it from this online bookstore.
In the meantime, we will like to reinforce that Hugiaino provides also for the inter-generations – seniors, their children and grandchildren. We have curated games activities that are suitable for all ages to bond and have quality time together.
Feel free to browse our inter-generation shop page inter-generation shop page. Have fun and laughter.
Klask is a table top game (yes – game that sets itself on top of table and players sit down to play) that pits players against each other on the opposite side to prevent from scoring. There are also other ways in the game to score points against each other.
Myth 1: Dementia is a normal part of ageing.
Fact 1: Dementia is not part of the normal ageing process. It is a condition that causes progressive intellectual decline leading to increasing difficulties in coping with daily activities. It affects mainly the senior (>60 years old). It can also affect the young. This type of dementia is categorised as Young Onset Alzheimer’s.
Myth 2: Alzheimier’s disease is the same as dementia
Fact 2: Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a cluster of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s in one subtype of it which has its own features and characteristics.
This year we are very honoured to be part of World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 Carnival (WAM 2019) and the opportunity to showcase our products ranging from dementia related to technology and intergenerational. We hope to be able to share our experiences on engaging persons with dementia through the use of our products brought in all the way from UK. Hence, save the date and we shall see you at the carnival!
Click here for more information of the WAM 2019.