News & Events

News & Events

Upcoming: AWE E-Learning Course Run (Oct ’19)

Today, one in 10 seniors who are aged 60 and above in Singapore has dementia. With increased life expectancy and a rapidly ageing population, we expect dementia cases to triple by 2030. It is therefore important to raise awareness of dementia and focus efforts on prevention. A series of studies on cognitive stimulating activities for…

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Remember Me, Living with Dementia

Mind Science Centre is pleased to support a concert to raise awareness for Dementia. Titled “Remember Me, Living with Dementia”, conceptualised by a group of warm-hearted volunteers, providing insight into the world of people affected by dementia. With Dementia cases expected to triple by 2030, there is an urgent need for upstream prevention and evidence-based…

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The Mindful Way through Emotional distress

Mind Science Centre presents an introductory 8-week mindfulness programme for the prevention and management of stress, anxiety and depression. The class will be held at the newly renovated Mind Art Experiential Lab (MAEL) at Blk 29, Alexandra Hospital, every Wednesday. For more information, please refer to the e-brochure below or download the pdf version here.…

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Food for the Mind

NUS Mind Science Centre has collaborated with NUH Memory Clinic and NUH Dietetics to create a “Food for the Mind” booklet focusing on nutrition for healthy ageing. This booklet serves as a reminder to inculcate healthy eating habits and to adopt a varied and nutritious diet. As life expectancies increase, the need to promote and…

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AWE E-learning Training Course

The Age Well Everyday (AWE) Programme is an evidence-based, volunteer-driven community programme that aims to prevent or delay the onset of dementia and improve the quality of life of the elderly. It is currently being carried out by volunteer trainers at various community centres in Singapore. Programmes include components such as HEALTH EDUCATION, MINDFUL AWARENESS…

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Age Well Everyday (AWE) Lifestyle Management Course

In a recent collaboration with National Silver Academy (NSA), NUS Mind-Science Centre (MSC) is offering the AWE Lifestyle Management Course tailored specifically for Active Ageing. NSA is a network of educational institutions and community-based organisations that offers learning opportunities for seniors aged 50 and above at subsidised rates. Visit National Silver Academy. Course Details The…

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Singaporeans are living longer, but is quality of life better?

According to a published report on “The Burden of Disease in Singapore, 1990–2017” on the Ministry of Health website on 31 May 2019, Singaporeans are living longer and healthier lives than most people globally. However, the additional years of lifespan are spent coping with age-related health problems, as observed in many other affluent places.  …

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There can be no health without mental health

The 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study conducted nation-wide was published recently, and there was an increased rate of common mental health conditions. One in seven adults experience a mood, anxiety or alcohol use disorder in their lifetime. More importantly, about 75% did not seek help. This is a concern as a delay in seeking treatment…

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A Mindfulness Talk by Dr Alan Wallace on 20 Jan 2019

Dr Wallace sharing during the Q&A session. Professor Kua Ee Heok chairing the Q&A session. The audience practicing Mindfulness techniques Q&A session: An active audience participating. Q&A session Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees Dr Alan Wallace interacting with our esteemed guests. Post lecture: Dr Alan Wallace interacting with guests…

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NUS Greater Good Series – Resilience Across the Age Continuum

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Greater Good Series kicked off the year with a most pertinent topic in our fast evolving and challenging times: Resilience Across the Age Continuum. The event was held in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the NUS Department of Psychological Medicine and the 5th NUS International Academic Psychiatry Conference. In his welcome…

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