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.
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 online the VCF training grant at least 1 month before course commences.
Ms Carol Fusek currently is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) and works with ADA in a paid and volunteer capacity, in particular, supporting Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) and Person Centred Care (PCC) training. Since 2002, Carol has pursued her community-focused interests and has been certified by the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, in the DCM method. In 2004, she earned an advanced mapping certification and evaluator status. In 2013, Carol earned her certification as a DCM trainer. Carol has a strong background in delivering executive coaching and consulting services to corporate and not for profit clients across the Asia-Pacific region where she has lived and worked since 1991. Prior to this, she was Associate Director, Customer Service & Logistics Asia, Procter & Gamble, where during her 26-year career she held various leadership roles. Carol is a native of California in the US and a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she earned two Bachelor’s degrees. She is a Coach U Core Essentials Graduate, a certified NLP Master Practitioner and coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF); and certified in the application of the latest neuroscience to succeed in collaboration, decision making, and leading change.
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).