S3 launches pro­gramme for stroke sur­vivors

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

A brain health and mem­ory train­ing pro­gramme is be­ing rolled out by a char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion called Stroke Support Sta­tion (S3). It will be the first such pro­gramme in Sin­ga­pore that is launched in the com­mu­nity. So far, about 20 stroke sur­vivors have been put on the brain health pro­gramme at the En­abling Vil­lage in Lengkok Bahru. The pro­gramme has been de­signed by Dr Catherine Dong, a vis­it­ing neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist at the Na­tional Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Mem­ory Clinic.

The par­tic­i­pants also at­tend health ed­u­ca­tion classes with care­givers to learn about post-stroke cog­ni­tive changes and ad­vance care plan­ning op­tions. The par­tic­i­pants will be taught var­i­ous strate­gies to help im­prove their mem­ory, re­duce their stress or cope with post­stroke fa­tigue. It is help­ful to have a com­mu­ni­ty­based pro­gramme as some sur­vivors’ men­tal-re­lated prob­lems sur­face af­ter they are dis­charged from hos­pi­tal. Each three-hour ses­sion costs $30, but those with the Com­mu­nity Health As­sist Scheme card pay just $6 for each ses­sion.

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