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Mind-body wellness programmes provide the opportunity for multimodal intervention for persons living with mild to moderate dementia, and aim to maintain or improve the cognitive function and overall well-being of participants. Through 3-hour sessions, participants can enjoy activities such as physical exercises, cognitive training or stimulation and social engagement. The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) has introduced a new kind of programme, the Cognitive Intervention Programme (CIP), as a kind of mind-body wellness programme to provide persons living with dementia with such a multimodal intervention.

Benefits of the Cognitive Intervention Programme (CIP)

Participants in the CIP are engaged through various types of activities including multi-sensory and physical activities. They also have the opportunity to get to know fellow persons living with dementia. Some of the potential benefits of CIP include:
  • For persons living with dementia
    • Maintain or slow down decline of cognitive function 
    • Maintain and improve functional status, social engagement, mood and overall well-being 
  • Alleviating caregiver burden

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Mdm Ng's Story

Mdm Ng is a participant of CareLibrary, a Cognitive Intervention Programme. CareLibrary is run by the social service agency Care Community Services Society, and is designed for seniors with or at risk of cognitive impairment.

Mdm Ng’s daughter, who is also her caregiver, shared these thoughts about the programme:

“I highly recommend CareLibrary for anyone looking for a supportive and engaging environment for their loved ones. My mother was very reluctant to attend the Library at first, but after her first assessment, she was very comfortable with the environment and staff. Despite needing some coaxing for her first session, she quickly came to enjoy the activities offered and did not resist attending subsequent sessions. The music and art activities have been a highlight for my mother, who now even displays her creations at home.

The staff at CareLibrary, especially Ms. Han, went above and beyond to accommodate my mother’s transportation needs, and have been an invaluable resource for me as a caregiver. Ms. Han offered suggestions and options that have made caregiving a much easier experience for our family. The CareLibrary has provided my mother with an opportunity to engage in activities and not stay at home all day.

I am truly grateful for the positive impact CareLibrary has had on my mother and our family. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a caring and supportive environment for their loved ones.”

Participant considerations

Participants diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia are suitable for CIP.

Caregiver accompaniment may be required during sessions for participants who:

  • Are at higher risk of falling in general
  • Need assistance with sit-stand transfers
  • Need assistance with toileting

How do I sign up for CIP?

You may contact one of the following options to find out more:
  • A medical social worker, nurse, or doctor at a hospital and polyclinic
  • A Community Resource, Engagement and Support Team (CREST) or a Community Intervention Team (COMIT)
    • A list of CREST and COMIT teams can be found in this page under the “Support and Services on Dementia” section
  • Speak to an AIC representative in person at any AIC Link location
  • Contact the programme providers directly
To find out more about subsidies for CIP, please click here.

CIP Providers

Participating programmes include:

Programme Name

Address

CareLibrary
by Care Community Services Society

Ms Jolina Thong
Tel: 9385 8773

CarePoint
103 Lavender Street, #02-01
Singapore 338725

Family of Wisdom
by Dementia Singapore

Ms Eunice Tan
Tel: 8020 5006

BS Bendemeer Centre
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02
Singapore 339914

Fun with Friends
by NTUC Health

Ms Chew Li Li
Tel: 9899 8114

Bukit Batok West
Blk 439 Bukit Batok West Ave 8, #02-01
NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub
Singapore 650439

Jurong Central Plaza
Blk 493 Jurong West St 41, #02-01
NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub
Singapore 640493

Kampung Admiralty
676 Woodlands Drive 71, #06-01
NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub
Singapore 730676

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