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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 10 Oct 2018
Time 9am-6pm
Venue Resource and Training Centre
70 Bendemeer Road #06-02 Luzerne Building S339940
Closing Date for Registration Register by 11 Sep 2018


Fees

Without Funding/Subsidy: $200
Local – After VCF Subsidy: $140
Foreigner – After VCF Subsidy: $180


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 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).

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. She was also the Centre Manager of the ADA Caregiver Support Centre and later ventured in training and consultancy projects at ADA. She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).


Registration