Saturday, 28 February 2009

Saturday, 21 March '09, 2:00pm At Rumah Alzheimer's PJ - Awareness Talk "Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease" By Dr Yau Weng Keong, Consultant Physician & Geriatrician of Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dear All,

In conjunction with our monthly gathering in March, the KL-PJ Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Committee is organizing an Awareness Talk on “Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease’ by Dr Yau Weng Keong from the ADFM Medical Panel.

Details of the Talk:

Day/Date: Saturday, 21 March 2009
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Rumah Alzheimer’s (PJ Day Care Centre), No. 6, Lorong 11/8E, Section 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

Speaker’s Profile:

DR YAU WENG KEONG , a Consultant Physician & Geriatrician, obtained his basic medical degree from USM in 1990 and MRCP (UK) in 1996. After obtaining his MRCP, he specialized in Geriatric Medicine in Stobhill, Glasgow, UK..

Since then, Dr Yau had been attached to the Aged and Palliative Care in Adelaide (1997), Geriatric Department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2000), Dover Park Hospice and Hospice Care Association in Singapore (2000) and worked as a Physician and Geriatrician since 1997 and heading the only Geriatric Unit in MOH.

Dr Yau is currently a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician with the Geriatric Unit, Department of Medicine, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He started the Post Basic Gerontology Nursing and was instrumental in helping UPM to set up their “Health Care for the Elderly” Undergraduate Programme. In the MOH, he is actively involved in the health programmes for elderly people, conducting regular CME and workshops pertaining to elderly and dementia care; Public Health lectures in UKM and the Memory Clinic in Seremban once a week,


For Refreshments purpose and confirm your attendance, kindly call:
ADFM Secretariat, Katherine/Janet at Tel: 603 – 7956 2008 / 7958 3008 OR Email to:

OR you can register online with the ADFM National Alzheimer’s Caregivers Online Network (NACON) at:

"See all of you on 21 March '09 at 2:00pm, Rumah Alzheimer's, PJ Day Care Centre"

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Talk On "How To Exercise The Brain", Saturday/25 April '09, 2:30pm, ADFM PJ Day Care Centre

Dear All,

The KL-PJ Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group Committee is organizing a Talk on "How to Exercise the Brain" by Azlina Ahmad Annuar, who is a Lecturer at University Malaya and one of the pioneers of the KL-PJ AD Support Group between the years 1999-2000 before she left for PhD in UK.

Details of the Talk:

Day/Date: Saturday, 25 April 2009-02-24

Time: 2:30pm

Venue: ADFM Alzheimer's PJ Day Care Centre, No. 6, Lorong 11/8E, Section 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya


How To Exercise The Brain

Do you find it difficult to remember things? Do you easily forget someone's name or often forget where you parked the car? Everyone loses their memory from time to time, it is a part of normal life.

People often want to know how to improve their memory, and one way to do this is by exercising your brain! The brain is similar to muscle- the more you use it, the stronger it gets. To improve your memory, you can focus on certain tasks to exercise the brain.

This talk will introduce the structures in the brain involved in memory and also briefly explain how the brain records the information. We'll see why people with Alzheimer's disease have a specific type of memory loss and how this impacts on their behaviour.

We will then discuss some practical ideas on how to get the most of your own memory.

Speaker's Profile:

Azlina Ahmad Annuar is a Lecturer at the University Malaya. She is also doing some research on the brain, and is interested in how memory works.

Azlina used to be involved with the KL-PJ AD Support Group between the years 1999-2000 before she left for her PhD in UK. She always had fond memory of the loving, fighting spirit of the caregivers as they face this disease with their loved ones.

Now that Azlina is back to Malaysia, she hopes to do some voluntary work with the Support Group again. We welcome Azlina.


For Refreshments purpose, kindly confirm your attendance to:

ADFM Secretariat, Katherine Leong /Janet Low at Tel: 603 – 7956 2008 / 7958 3008 OR Email to:

OR you can register online with the ADFM National Alzheimer's Caregivers Online Network (NACON) at:

The above Talk is organized in conjunction with the AD Caregivers Support Group Monthly Gathering. We look forward to your attendance. The Speaker, Azlina will be presenting another Talk on "Genetic Tests for Alzheimer's Disease and Latest Research" in July this year which an announcement will be broadcast at a later stage.

From: NACON & KL-PJ Alzheimer'sCaregivers Support Group Committee