DEMENTIA HELPLINE 6377 0700

Caregiver Support Group

Are you experiencing caregiver stress, seeking information on dementia care, or wanting to meet other caregivers?

 

Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for respite while meeting other caregivers in a similar situation to share caregiving experiences and practical tips, learn about dementia, and discover resources in a relaxed and safe environment.

Sessions are conducted in English for two hours (2.30pm-4.30pm), consisting of a talk by a guest speaker and a sharing session amongst caregivers. Participants are to be seated by 2.15pm.

Download our Caregiver Support and Training brochure here.


Caregiver Support Groups

DATE TOPIC VENUE
06 Jan 2018 Managing Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care TP
13 Jan 2018 Person-Centred Care Approach in Dementia Care BB
10 Feb 2018 Enabling the Person with Dementia TP
24 Feb 2018 Care to Care for Ourselves: Self-care for Caregivers JP
10 Mar 2018 Planning Ahead: Advance Care Planning BB
24 Mar 2018 Fall Prevention and Home Safety TP
7 Apr 2018 Chronic Illnesses Management for Persons with Dementia JP
28 Apr 2018 Expressive Art Therapy Workshop TP
19 May 2018 Sundown Symptoms Management in Dementia Care BB
26 May 2018 Young Onset Dementia Care TP
23 Jun 2018 Effective Communication in Dementia Care TP
30 Jun 2018 Using Innovative Activities to Engage Persons with Dementia TP
14 Jul 2018 When is it the Right Time? – Nursing Homes and Other Care Arrangements BB
28 Jul 2018 Community Resources in Dementia Care TP
4 Aug 2018 Providing Comfort and Quality of Life in Late Stage Dementia Care JP
18 Aug 2018 Anxiety, Depression and Sleep Issues in Dementia TP


Registration

Online here
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: registration@alz.org.sg

Please note the following:

  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check our website for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia


Venues

ABBR LOCATION
ARTC ADA Resource & Training Centre
70 Bendemeer Road, #06-02 Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940
BB New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 5, #01-211, Singapore 650511
JP New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point)
1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-04 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
TP New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 157 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-1195, Singapore 310157

DATE TOPIC VENUE
20 Jan 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration (with “Lo Hei”) TB
17 Mar 2018 Managing Expectations as a Caregiver TB
12 May 2018 Outdoor Yoga TB
16 Jun 2018 Palliative Care in Dementia TB
7 Jul 2018 Community Resources in Dementia Care TB
25 Aug 2018 Food and Nutrition TB


Registration

Online here
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: registration@alz.org.sg

Please note the following:

  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check our website for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia


Venues

ABBR LOCATION
ADA CSC Caregiver Support Centre
70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940
BB New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 5, #01-211, Singapore 650511
JP New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point)
1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-04 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
TP New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 157 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-1195, Singapore 310157
TB New Horizon Centre (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730

DATE TOPIC VENUE
3 Feb 2018 Meaningful Activities for Persons with Dementia TB
5 May 2018 Community Resources in Dementia Care TB
21 Jul 2018 Fall Prevention and Home Safety TB
29 Sep 2018 Managing Responsive Behaviours TB


Registration

Online here
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: registration@alz.org.sg

Please note the following:

  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check our website for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia


Venues

ABBR LOCATION
BB New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 5, #01-211, Singapore 650511
JP New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point)
1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-04 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
TP New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 157 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-1195, Singapore 310157
TB New Horizon Centre (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730


Closed Support Groups

Young Caregivers

 

Objectives

  • Create a supportive environment for caregivers when they become caregivers in their young adulthood;
  • Discuss caregiving roles and responsibilities for young caregivers; and
  • Foster and enhance young caregivers’ coping skills through mutual support and information sharing.

 

Who should attend

  • Family caregivers who are 39 years old and below and are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia; and
  • Caregivers who can speak and comprehend English.

DATE TOPIC
13 Jan 2018 Introduction
20 Jan 2018 How to Prepare for the Caregiving Role
27 Jan 2018 Communication is the Key
03 Feb 2018 Managing Stress in Caregiving
10 Feb 2018 Managing Family Conflict


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940)
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 5 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 29 December 2017
  • Call 6389 5121

Holistic Well-being for Persons with Dementia

 

Objectives

  • Provide a holistic understanding of the changing needs of a person with dementia;
  • Equip caregivers on various knowledge and skills to manage these changing needs; and
  • Gain understanding and learn how to care for yourself as a caregiver.

 

Who should attend

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia and are keen to learn and acquire knowledge and skills in these
    areas; and
  • Able to speak and comprehend English and can commit to attending all 5 sessions of this closed support group.

DATE TOPIC
12 May 2018 The Brain – Understanding how Dementia Affects Behaviours and Psychology of a Person
19 May 2018 How Dementia Affects Communication and Swallowing
26 May 2018 Dementia and Daily Care
2 Jun 2018 Dementia and Incontinence
9 Jun 2018 Dementia Care and You


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940)
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 5 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 20 April 2018
  • Call 6389 5121

Caregivers who are Single

 

It has been recognised that caregivers who are single may have specific and unique needs and thoughts about the caregiving. Thus, this support group is started.

Objectives

  • Discuss caregiving experiences and choices;
  • Support caregivers to find meaning and purpose in their caregiving;and
  • Foster and enhance support for self and fellow caregivers.

 

Who should attend

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia;
  • Single (i.e. not married, widowed, divorced); and
  • Able to speak and comprehend English and can commit to attending all 5 sessions of this closed support group.

DATE TOPIC
23 Jun 2018 First Link
30 Jun 2018 Second Choice
7 Jul 2018 Third Hand
14 Jul 2018 Moving Forth
21 Jul 2018 Closure


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940)
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 5 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 8 June 2018
  • Call 6389 5121

Other Dementia Support Groups

There are also other support groups being conducted for caregivers caring for their loved ones who have been diagnosed with dementia. It provides a good avenue for them to share their caring experiences, thoughts, concerns and feelings with other caregivers. You may contact the following hospitals to find out more: