Beyond the Lodge
Therapy Through Work (TTW)

Occupation is a natural part of life. Using work-like activities as a medium, TTW aims to achieve psychosocial well-being through recultivating purposeful lives, promoting independence and contributing to normalised living. Thus, for those who still find work meaningful, TTW provides opportunities for healthy socialisation and cognitive stimulation, which can slow down cognitive deterioration in PWDs and MCI and continue providing them with a sense of self and dignity.

Benefits of TTW

  • Regain confidence and self-esteem
  • Promotes active lifestyle
  • Connectedness through opportunities for social interaction
  • Cognitive stimulation through work-like activities
  • Respite for caregivers

Semi-Independent Model for Persons with MCI

While many programmes require a diagnosis of dementia, there is a significant prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Singapore – a surprising 12.5%. This large community is often overlooked by traditional healthcare and community programmes, and persons with MCI may find themselves out of employment due to their diagnosis. The semi-independent model of TTW aims to empower them through work by unleashing their potential with more advanced and varied tasks than those in the supported model.

By equipping employers with the necessary resources, processes, and frameworks for MCI-inclusive employment, TTW’s semi-independent model fosters an inclusive and accessible employment model with MCI-friendly policies and practices. In this way, TTW can provide a normalized supportive ecosystem for caregivers while co-creating an inclusive workforce and community through partnerships with like-minded employers.

Be a partner employer!

We are reaching out to external partners who share our belief and are willing to employ people with young onset/early stage dementia and mild cognitive impairments (MCI) for them to benefit from naturalised therapy though work. For more information or to join us on this journey of empowering this community, please contact Siti at

Therapy Through Work (TTW)

Empowering persons with young onset and early-stage dementia, as well as persons with mild cognitive impairments (MCI) to continue meaningful employment through therapeutic work-like activities.

EmbrACE @ CM Glow

A lifestyle programme that aims to cultivate a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment at home through virtual interest-based therapeutic engagements, while supporting caregivers and family members in creating special moments and treasured memories for all.

Caregiver Mastery

A complementary initiative that enthuses caregivers of PWDs and MCI towards mastery with attention to self-care, confidence and sense of self to view caregiving as a gift, not a burden.

Join us in empowering Persons with Dementia

Your generous donation will go into helping us enable and empowering Persons with Dementia to continue a life with meaning and purpose.

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