Dementia Care Training Workshops for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs)

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 here.

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.

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. 28 Jul 2018
6 Oct 2018
5 Jan 2019

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.

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. 10 Nov 2018
Elective 2: Meaningful Activities Participants will learn to identify and conduct suitable activities for persons with dementia. 2 Jun 2018
Elective 3: Fall Prevention Participants will learn about factors causing falls, fall prevention and correct techniques of assisting someone who has had a fall. 18 Aug 2018
Elective 4: Managing Mealtimes Participants will comprehend the mechanics of swallowing, how dementia can impact swallowing, and ways to manage food refusal in persons with dementia. 1 Sep 2018
Elective 5: Creating a Comfortable and Safe Environment Participants will learn home safety considerations for persons with dementia as well as practical tips to provide a safe environment. 3 Nov 2018
Elective 6: 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. 1 Dec 2018
Elective 7: Self-care Participants will learn how to manage their emotions and cope with stress by discussing their roles and job expectations as a caregiver. 16 Feb 2019

Sessions are conducted from 9.30am to 12.30pm.


Per Core Module: $140 (without CTG) or $10* co-payment (with CTG)
Per Elective Module: $50 (without CTG) or $10* co-payment (with CTG)

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 to find out more, or download the Caregivers Training Grant Application Form here.


Online here or below
Phone: 6377 0700

Please prepare the following documents for registration:

  • A copy of the family caregiver’s NRIC
  • A copy of the Care recipient’s NRIC
  • A copy of the doctor’s memo confirming a diagnosis of dementia (required for care recipients below 65 years of age)
  • A copy of the Foreign Domestic Worker’s work permit (for FDW training only)
  • Completed CTG Application Form (only for caregivers who wish to utilise the CTG)


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