Providing Home-Based Support for Persons with Dementia

This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and resources to determine the needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers, and provide essential education and support to caregivers in a home-based setting.  Throughout the course, participants will apply the Person-Centred approach in case formulation and use Person-Centred strategies to address behaviours of concern.


  • Behaviours of concern to caregivers

  • Meaningful engagement and enablement

  • Working with caregivers – communication skills

  • Apply Person-centred Care practice in casework

Target Audience This course is intended for programme  coordinators,  programme  executives,  and  case workers who are involved in supporting persons with dementia and their families through home-based services,  such as  home  therapy  programmes,  transitional  care  teams,  cluster support  services,  and  community-based  mental  health teams  (COMIT/CREST).
Dates 1st run: 18-19 May 2017
2nd run: 15-16 Jan 2018
Time 9am-6pm
Venue ADA Resource and Training Centre
Closing Date for Registration 1st run: Register by 18 Apr 2017
2nd run: Register by 15 Dec 2017


Without Funding/Subsidy: $400
Local – After VCF Subsidy: $240
Foreigner – After VCF Subsidy: $320

Voluntary Welfare Organisations-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) Funding

Applicants from Voluntary Welfare Organisations should apply online the VCF training grant at least 1 month before course commences.

Our trainers

Ms Cai Suqi is a registered social worker. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Social Work, and has acquired extensive experience in both acute and community settings. She has a strong interest in older adults and dementia. Suqi played a critical role in the development of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Caregiver Support Centre Eldersit Respite Care Services, and is currently involved in training and consultancy projects at ADA.

Ms Koh Hwan Jing is Manager, Trainer and Consultant Occupational Therapist at the Alzheimers’ Disease Association Resource and Training Centre (ARTC), facilitating in-house and public training programmes for professional and family caregivers of people with dementia, as well as consultancy services for external agencies serving people with dementia. She has a wide range of experiences working with people with dementia including hospital-based services, and home based intervention. Hwan Jing has served as a member of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Dementia Care Taskforce and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Dementia Nursing Home Design Resource Panel. She has a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Exeter, UK (2000), and a Masters in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London, UK (2007). She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid (Singapore), and certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User).