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Dementia Care Training Workshops for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW)

FDWs find it challenging to cope when a person with dementia exhibits behaviours such as repetitive questioning, agitation and anger. They may find it difficult to assist the person with dementia in daily activities such as eating, taking a shower and going to the toilet. As the condition progresses, the person’s mental and physical capacity changes, affecting his/her ability to express thoughts and emotions. Communication can become challenging. As such, FDWs may struggle to address the person’s needs and wants.

 

The following training modules are designed for caregivers caring for persons with dementia to cover different aspects of dementia care to equip FDWs with practical knowledge and skills to handle different challenges that they will face in caring for a person with dementia. The FDWs will learn these modules through classroom lectures, experiential learning, group discussions, sharing and role play.

All sessions in this course are held at the ADA Resource & Training Centre (70 Bendemeer Road, #06-02 Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940).

Download our Caregiver Support and Training Brochure and Schedule.

Essentials of Dementia Care

“Essentials of Dementia Care” is a one-day training workshop that offers core information and useful techniques for domestic workers to apply when caring for a person with dementia. It is conducted in English, Malay & Burmese.

MODULE SYNOPSIS DATES
Essentials of Dementia Care
– Orientation on Dementia
– Managing Changing Behaviour
– Effective Communication
Participants will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of dementia; how dementia causes changes in the behaviour of a person and ways to manage these behaviours; and techniques to communicate with the person dementia effectively. 13 Jul 2019
19 Oct 2019
4 Jan 2020

Sessions are conducted from 9am to 5pm.

Caring for a Person with Dementia 

This is a series of training workshops, which comprises of seven elective modules covering different aspects of dementia care. It offers coping strategies and useful techniques for domestic workers to apply in a home environment. Participants are recommended to attend all seven modules to be equipped with the knowledge and skills in dementia care. Modules are conducted in English & Malay.

MODULE SYNOPSIS DATES
Elective 1: Everyday Care Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of dementia on Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and learn tips on assisting persons with dementia with their ADLs through the Prepare, Involve & Comfort (PIC) model. 27 Jul 2019
Elective 2: Meaningful Activities Participants will learn to identify and conduct suitable activities for persons with dementia. 31 Aug 2019
Elective 3: Managing Mealtimes Participants will comprehend the mechanics of swallowing, how dementia can impact swallowing, and ways to manage food refusal in persons with dementia. 9 Nov 2019
Elective 4: Managing Food Nutrition Participants will comprehend the nutritional needs of persons with dementia, strategies to overcome undereating or over-eating and the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. 22 Feb 2020

Sessions are conducted from 9.30am to 12.30pm.


Fees

Each Core Module: $140 (before CTG) or minimum $10* co-payment (after CTG)
Each Elective Module is charged at $70 (before CTG) or $10 minimum co-payment (after CTG)

Course fees are inclusive of GST

Payment can be made by cash or cheque made payable to “Alzheimer’s Disease Association”. Payment and all supporting documents should reach us at least seven days before the training date. Please note that the course fee for training is non-refundable.

 

*The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) is a $200 annual subsidy that allows caregivers to attend approved courses to better care for their loved ones. Only care recipients who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for this grant. The CTG is administered by AIC. Please visit www.silverpages.sg/CTG to find out more, or download the Caregivers Training Grant Application Form here.


Registration

Please prepare the following documents for registration:

  • A copy of Care Recipient’s NRIC
  • A copy of Participant’s NRIC/Work Permit (for FDW training only)
  • A copy of Employer’s NRIC (for FDW training only)
  • A copy of doctor’s memo confirming a diagnosis of dementia (only for Care Recipient who is below 65 years of age)
  • Completed CTG Application Form (only for caregivers who wish to utilise the CTG)


Enquiries

Dementia Helpline: 6377 0700
Email: caregiver_training@alz.org.sg