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You may wish to consider signing up for caregiving training and courses to help you better care for your loved ones living with dementia.

As caregiving may also involve more than one caregiver, such as family members and foreign domestic workers (FDWs), you may also want to consider encouraging  them to sign up for caregiving courses.

Here are some courses available in Singapore for caregivers of persons living with dementia. 

Training & Courses for Family Caregivers

Introduction to Dementia Care

This course is suitable for family caregivers who need to assist their elderly, loved ones who require assistance with their daily activities.

Course Objectives  

  • Explains the basics of dementia and Alzheimer’s caregiving
  • Applies strategies for communicating with persons with dementia 
  • Addresses the basics of dementia behaviours and problem-solving techniques 
  • Provides strategies and practical skills in daily care 

 

How to Apply

Please contact Grace Management & Consultancy Services Pte Ltd via the following channels:

Dementia Awareness Workshop

This workshop aims to provide awareness and information to members of the public who will learn to recognise and assist persons with dementia, and refer them to community resources for support.

Course Objectives  

  • Unravels the myths and facts of dementia
  • Recognises signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Learns communication strategies to communicate with persons with dementia
  • Supports and assists persons with dementia
  • Applies KIND gestures and CARE approach
  • Provides community resources on dementia

 

How to Apply

Please contact Dementia Singapore via the following channels:

Facilitate Meaningful Interaction with Persons with Dementia

Meaningful interaction is the basis of a person-centred approach that promotes purposeful engagement with persons with dementia.

In this course, participants will gain a basic understanding of challenges faced by person with dementia and learn to engage them meaningfully with effective communication strategies.

Course Objectives  

  • Explains the signs, symptoms and causes of dementia
  • Identifies the impact of dementia on the person and caregivers
  • Introduces the basic principles of Person-Centred Care 
  • Explains the impact of dementia on communication
  • Identifies effective communication strategies
  • Provides practical tips on how to facilitate meaningful interaction through conversation

 

How to Apply

Please contact Dementia Singapore via the following channels:

Reminiscence Arts for Dementia

Reminiscence Arts for Dementia is a facilitated learning journey which prepares learners to conduct small-group interactive reminiscence arts sessions for persons living with dementia using objects, storytelling, and artwork materials.

This blended course aims to guide learners with theoretical and practical knowledge of preparing individual profiles and build these characteristics into their design, preparation, and implementation of reminiscence group activities. Live demonstration and skills practice are expected in this programme, where the key principles of person-centred approaches are spotlighted, deepened, and integrated in the group learning.

Course Objectives  

  • Introduces the principles of Person-Centred Care 
  • Learn to select the appropriate communication strategies to create meaningful interactions with persons with dementia 
  • Explains the value of reminiscence in bridging relationships with persons with dementia 
  • Learn the use of artefacts to prompt meaningful conversations
  • Learn best practices when facilitating group activity sessions 

 

How to Apply

Please contact Dementia Singapore via the following channels:

Enabling EDIETM (Educational Dementia Immersive Experience) 

This is an immersive workshop that enables participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. Utilising high-quality virtual reality technology, this workshop enhances participants’ knowledge of the impact of dementia and adopts reablement approaches to improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia.

Course Objectives  

  • Describes dementia from the perspective of a person with dementia
  • Identifies support needs in partnership with persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Develops a dementia support plan that focuses on enabling persons with dementia
  • Explains the impact of the environment on persons with dementia

 

How to Apply

Please contact Dementia Singapore via the following channels:

Training for Foreign Domestic Workers

Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) Core Module – Essentials of Dementia Care

Foreign domestic workers may find it challenging to cope when persons with dementia  exhibit certain behaviours, such as repetitive questioning, agitation, and anger. They may find it difficult to assist persons with dementia in daily activities such as eating, taking showers, and going to the toilet. As the condition progresses, communication between the person with dementia and the FDW may also decline. 

“Essentials of Dementia Care” is a one-day workshop that offers core information and useful techniques for FWDs to apply when caring for persons with dementia.

This module is conducted in English, Malay, and Burmese.

Course Objectives  

  • Identifies signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Learns the impact of dementia on behaviours of the person
  • Identifies strategies to manage behaviour changes
  • Applies techniques to communicate with the person with dementia effectively

 

How to Apply

Please contact Dementia Singapore via the following channels:

Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) Elective Module – Meaningful Activities 

This elective module offers coping strategies and useful techniques for domestic workers to apply in a home environment. Participants are recommended to attend all the modules to be equipped with the knowledge and skills in dementia care.

This module is conducted in English, Malay, and Burmese.

Course Objectives  

  • Defines what a meaningful activity is
  • Identifies appropriate activities for persons with dementia
  • Engages persons with dementia in meaningful activities

 

How to Apply

Please contact Dementia Singapore via the following channels:

Visit the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Caregiver Training Courses E-Calendar, where you can find an extensive list of courses on caregiving offered by other service providers.

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