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Providing a Dementia Friendly Environment

This course aims to enable individuals or staff to better recognise older persons with signs of dementia, provide a supportive environment for people with cognitive impairment and dementia, mobilise resources to provide support, and refer the person with dementia for professional help.

 


Outline

  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of dementia

  • Recognising the features of a dementia-friendly environment

  • Communicating effectively with persons with dementia

  • Applying strategies to support distressed persons with dementia

  • Including persons with dementia in your centre activities

  • Mobilising appropriate resources and professional help for persons with dementia

Dates 1st run: 17 May 2017
2nd run: 6 Oct 2017
Time 9am-6pm
Venue ADA Resource and Training Centre
Closing Date for Registration 1st run: Register by 17 Apr 2017
2nd run: Register by 6 Sep 2017


Fees

Without Funding/Subsidy: $200
Local – After VCF Subsidy: $120
Foreigner – After VCF Subsidy: $160


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 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).

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).