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Dementia - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Singapore

Dementia in a loved one is a very stressful situation for any given families, as there is tremendous and evolving stress and difficulty, especially on spouse and close relatives, who will experience and undergo the mental and cognitive and behavioral changes in the person whom they have known for a long time. It is not normal ageing, as some believe, it is a conditions that is progressive, global brain condition.

Dementia is a global, non-specific illness syndrom, with its own set of signs and symptoms that can affect areas of cognition such as memory, attention and problem solving abilities. In the later stages, patients become increasingly disoriented to time, space, persons and place. It is progressive, and not curable. Occupational therapy can help by stimulating brain function and activities to maintain or prevent further deterioration, but it is still a progressive disease. Physiotherapy helps to maintain the physical and strength of the bodies, that they can still participate in activities and exercises that they enjoy, to prolong activity participation as much as possible.


To have dementia is not simply a problem of memory loss. Patients with this condition also progressively loses the ability to learn, reason, and recall past experiences. They also experience a loss of thought patterns, feelings and activities, which affects their quality of life, their carers, and enhance the need for a specialized institutional care. As the disease progresses the individual may become disinhibited, neglect basic care and hygiene, and become incontinent. About a third of people who are demented have depression, and one-fifth of them have anxiety.


There are a few causes to dementia: (1) the slow neuro-degenerative kind, where brain cells slowly die; (2) cognitive impairment following brain or head injury; (3) rapid progressive ones caused by prions and (4) as caused by other conditions such as Alexander disease, Canavan disease etc.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Implication

Following medical management by the geriatric doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists, we work closely with the team to provide physiotherapy and occupational therapy input.

Physiotherapy is utilized to maintain and boost physical strength and stamina, as well as to maintain joints range of motion, as well as the ability to mobilize or walk around, with a walking aid or wheelchair. We will prescribe group exercise activities and personalized individual exercises to maximize the patient's physical function.

Occupational therapy focuses on cognitive, social interaction, activities of daily living and leisure exploration. The big picture is about maintaining quality of life by maximizing their sensory input, which doubles as a cognitive jog. Activities in occupational therapy includes sensory stimulation, reminiscence therapy, reality orientation, social interaction therapy, group activities, activities of daily living such as meal preparation, showering, dressing etc independently, or as independently as possible.

Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our dementia singapore page
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

To call for inquiries or appointments, please contact us at:

SMS/Call/Whatsapp: 96402670


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We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 way we grow as a clinic is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

Thank you so much, and stay healthy!

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at xx, thanks!




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Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


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