Foundations of Person-centred Dementia Care

Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care, also named Dementia Care Skills, is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Disease International as the core curriculum for the Master Trainer programme for the Asia-Pacific region. Based on Person-Centred Care principles, the course emphasises bestowing personhood on the person with dementia as a social being, providing recognition, respect, and trust (Kitwood, 2011). Participants will be equipped with essential skills to enhance the well-being of persons with dementia.


  • Understanding causes and symptoms

  • Understanding the principles of Person-centred Care

  • Communication techniques for interacting effectively with people with dementia

  • Recognising and responding to behaviour exhibited by people with dementia

  • Understanding the importance of engagement through activity for the person with dementia

Target Audience This course is suitable for frontline care staff supporting persons with dementia in centre-based services or residential care settings.
Dates 9, 10, 11 Jan 2019
Time 9am-6pm
Venue Resource and Training Centre
70 Bendemeer Road #06-02 Luzerne Building S339940
Closing Date for Registration Register by 8 Dec 2018


Without Funding/Subsidy: $600
Local – After VCF Subsidy: $420
Foreigner – After VCF Subsidy: $540

Voluntary Welfare Organisations-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) Funding

Applicants from Voluntary Welfare Organisations should apply for the VCF Training Grant online at least 1 month before the commencement of a course.

Our trainers

Ms Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse and an experienced manager of social, rehabilitation, and dementia day care centres. She has a passion for dementia care and holds a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia. Fong was formerly the Centre Manager of Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s New Horizon Centre Jurong Point. She was also the co-ordinator for the MINDVital and MINDActive programmes at the Centre of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. These programmes were for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the Cognitive and Memory Disorders Service. As an experienced trainer, Fong has conducted training for nurses, support staff and allied health workers in day centres and nursing homes, as well as family caregivers. She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Ms Koh Hwan Jing is Manager, Trainer and Consultant Occupational Therapist at the Alzheimers’ Disease Association Academy, 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).