Benefits of the Cognitive Intervention Programme (CIP)
- 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
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.”
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?
- 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
Participating programmes include:
Ms Jolina Thong
Family of Wisdom
Ms Eunice Tan
BS Bendemeer Centre
Fun with Friends
Ms Chew Li Li
Bukit Batok West
Jurong Central Plaza