Dementia is an umbrella term for conditions that are characterised by decline in memory, language, thinking, behaviour and other thinking skills that affect the ability to perform everyday activities. According to WHO, about 50 mil people worldwide have dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, contributing about 60-70% of cases. Despite the prevalence of dementia, which is expected to increase with ageing population, there is currently no known cure for dementia.

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.