Therapy Through Work For People With Young Onset & Early Stage Dementia (TTW YES)
This program focuses on individuals with young onset dementia (diagnosed before the age of 65) and those who are at an early stage of dementia.
Upon being diagnosed with dementia, many individuals are forced to give up their regular activities, and even terminated from their employment, leading to a loss of livelihood, as well as shrinking social network.
The availability of structured services to meet the unique needs of people with young onset/ early stage dementia is also limited as community services are often catered for the elderly. Hence, many spend most of their time at home, becoming dependent on caregivers despite still being capable to do a lot more.
Our ‘Therapy through Work for Young Onset and Early Stage Dementia (TTW YES)’ program, with the intent to tap on work as a form of therapy ,with the support of caregivers, members of community and institutions aims to bridge this gap by educating, providing support, and tapping on existing community resources to enable clients to continue to work, live well and integrate with community for as long as possible.