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This year’s festival hones in on showcasing the experiences of persons living with dementia and caregivers to foster greater awareness around how persons living with dementia and their caregivers perceive dementia and navigate the world around them.
The theme for this year is Taste. It is a powerful sensory experience that triggers a rush of memories often long past, or even seemingly forgotten. Food memory is a powerful time machine that can teleport a person to another time and place. It can also unearth deep rooted memories of a person they loved and treasured in the past. These memories are often strong because they utilise each of the senses.
Most people have probably experienced a deep memory just by smelling something such as clean laundry, air after the rain, frying of belachan in the kitchen, etc. When the sense of taste, smell, sight, sound and touch are combined while eating, the memory can become more vivid.
The two-week long festival will run from
22 October to 4 November 2021. Given the current pandemic, the festival programme will be held online to reach the wider community, amid safety measures in Singapore.
Welcome to this year's Enabling Festival 2021!
Master Cook is a series of unique cooking programmes by caregivers and people living with dementia.
The term “la kopi” (in Hokkien) means to have a cup of coffee and chit chat. Come join our guests as they their favourite food memories.
Discover the magic of deep conversations, food memories, social bonding within a community kitchen experience championed by senior volunteers.