What if we could combine caregiver support activities with their interest to acquire new skills? Dementia Singapore has done just that! The Caregiver Support & Network (CSN) is a refreshing and new programme launched in December 2020 to better support a caregiver’s needs and well-being.
Facilitated by Dementia Singapore’s social workers and volunteers, caregivers are encouraged to take a break from your intensive responsibilities, have some needed respite, and experience activities beyond the regular Caregiver Support Groups. CSN offers a safe space for caregivers to nurture their own interests or learn new skills, while at the same time connecting with like-minded individuals with similar experiences.
Through this programme, Dementia Singapore aims to promote the importance of self-care amongst caregivers and to foster interactions with other caregivers caring for loved ones living with dementia, through hobbies and other interest-based activities such as themed musical performances, learning basic Cantonese, or even learning how to play the guitar.