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MACC
SINGER
Dementia Singapore
SINGER is a two-year clinical trial that aims to evaluate whether multidomain lifestyle intervention is effective in reducing cognitive decline and physical frailty in at risk elderly in Singapore.

Our study was based on the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), which is the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) and shows that it is possible to prevent cognitive decline using a multidomain lifestyle intervention among older at-risk individuals.
Memory Decline
World Wide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS) was established to support other countries to test the effects of multidomain lifestyle interventions, modelled after FINGER, on brain health and dementia prevention in diverse population. In Singapore, we have the SINgapore GERiatric intervention study to reduce cognitive decline and physical frailty (SINGER) trial.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SINGER trial has been adapted to conduct lifestyle interventions remotely. Face to face study visits has been minimised and most of the research activities will be conducted online through a digital platform.

If you are eligible to join the SINGER trial, you will receive guidance on diet, exercise, cognitive training and vascular monitoring. You will be able to play an active role in your own healthy ageing and make new friends in the process.

What do I need to participate?

You may qualify for SINGER if you:
  • Are 60 – 77 years old
  • Are not exercising regularly (no more than twice a week) or
  • Are not eating healthy (low consumption of fruits/vegetables, high fat/ sugar/ salt intake) or
  • May have some of the risks for memory loss in the future such as elevated blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar


What are the benefits of participating?

  • You will receive advice to improve your diet, exercise habits, cognitive performance and vascular monitoring.
  • As part of the program, you will receive a tablet that will help you incorporate new healthy habits.
  • Results will be provided at the end of the study


In addition, we are also interested in how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your lifestyle in Singapore. Your participation in this short survey will help us understand that and also provide us some information on your eligibility to participate in the SINGER trial. Click here to read more about the survey.
If you are interested to join, please contact the study coordinator
Wong Zi Xuen
6601 1955 (office)