This course is designed to provide community care staff with the knowledge, skills 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. It aims to equip participants with the skills to support the caregivers of persons with dementia living at home, through environmental modification, activity engagement strategies, and problem-solving approaches. Throughout the course, participants will apply the Person-Centred approach in case formulation and use person-centred strategies to address behaviour of concern.
Course Fees: $390.00 (before 7% GST).
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations (subjected to approval).
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 Head of the Academy at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, which provides 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, dementia day care, home based intervention, and nursing homes. 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 (Advanced User).
Ms Lim Sok Hwee is a registered Social Worker. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore. She has a strong interest in healthcare and has practised in both acute and community settings. At the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Caregiver Support Centre, Sok Hwee supports Persons with Dementia and their caregivers by providing behavioural management and caregiving support.