Giving Alzheimer’s patients a space of dignity

Johor Bahru Alzheimer Disease Association (JOBADA) is an NGO providing day care for clients who are Alzheimer’s afflicted.

It also provides information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, offering support for caregivers and their respective families and raising community awareness.

Most of the clients are referred by hospitals. Amongst their clients is a couple from Singapore.

Presently, there are 3 paid staff and about 10 active volunteers.

A client of JOBADA, Teng Buck Seah, 84, looks forward going to the centre because he enjoys the companionship and activities there.

Pang Oi Lin, 70, a volunteer since its registration in 2004 said that the satisfaction and joy she get when a client remembers her is what made her stayed as a volunteer till today.

JOBADA vice-chairperson Harjeet Kaur, 66, the emphasize on the dignity one should give to the elders especially those afflicted with Alzheimer’s because they had contributed to the society at large when they were in their younger days.

She appealed for a donation of a van because their present van is old and the van is needed to ferry the clients to and fro the centre.

Faridah Hanem, 70, the deputy chairman urged the family members of their clients to be more active in the activities offered at the centre.

It is situated at No. 43, Jalan Petri, Kampung Tarom, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim.

Their phone number is 07 – 222 4016 and email [email protected] The operating days are from Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

 

Happy times with mahjong sessions.

 

Drawing is not only for the young.

 

Easy for some but a chore to others.
JOBADA vice-chairperson Harjeet Kaur stressing a point on dignity.
Merry making at the mahjong table.

 

Art class.
Happy staff, happy clients.

 

Clients engrossed in their artwork.

 

A masterpiece.
Caring staff and volunteers.
With listening ears.
All done.
JOBADA needs volunteers.

 

Neat kitchen where nutritious food are prepared.
Donations are welcome.

 

No time to lose.

 

A home which permeates dignity.

 

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