Demensia Brunei (dB) was founded by Dr Teo Shyh Poh, Irnawati Hj Mahir, Nurul Bazilah bte Hj Ali, Dk Hjh Nur Satri, Dk Hjh Haryati Binti Pg Hj Hashim, Maizatul bte Hj Omar Ali, Dr Onn Lih Vei, Ahmad Zahid Daud, Norshahzuani Hj Azaman, Dr Norulummi Hj Adanan, Suriyati Kalman, Hjh Nor Edzfariah bte Hj Haris, Hjh Norgayah bte Hj Dullah, Qistina Mu’izza bte Hj Abd Murad, Siti Alifah bte Osman, Nur Bazilah bte Hj Mohd Bakar, Dr Lim Yee Yin and Rogayah Abdullah in 2018. The association has been a member of ADI since 2020.
demensia Brunei is based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
Since dB’s inception, they have collaborated with ministries, NGOs, the community and local media to highlight dementia including active ageing, risk reduction activities, youth volunteerism, and more. They have organised several 2-day Dementia Care Skills Training for caregivers and health care professionals. They are also very active in public health awareness campaigns, for instance collaborating with the Health Promotion Centre during their campaigns on non-communicable diseases.
Some of the services provided by the association include:
- Training for carers
- Resources (fact sheets, reading materials)
- Educational events
- Dementia Care Training
dB’s efforts and activities have been featured frequently in the local media (in English) in the last year:
Roadshow raises NCD awareness, 12 December 2020
Tackling dementia with youth power, 1 December 2020
Talk raises awareness on mental health, dementia, 24 October 2020
Building an inclusive society for the elderly, 2 October 2020
Bridge lit up in purple to raise Alzheimer’s awarenes, 22 September 2020
Majority of Brunei Alzheimer’s, dementia sufferers undiagnosed, 22 September 2020
‘We can do better to help dementia sufferers’, 21 September 2020
Dealing with the realities of dementia, 16 September 2020
Take charge of your health, 9 September 2020
Raising awareness of dementia, 5 September 2020
ADI brings demensia Brunei into the fold, 13 August 2020
Minister lauds Wargamas organisation partnership, 25 August 2020
Brunei has managed COVID-19 well, global panellists told, 9 August 2020
Shedding light on elder care, 31 July 2020