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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 and Schedule.


Caregiver Support Groups

DATE TOPIC VENUE
5 Oct 2019 Personal Care and Hygiene TP
12 Oct 2019 Impact of Environment on Dementia Care BB
26 Oct 2019 Nutrition for Persons with Dementia Allium Care Studio (Joo Chiat)
*9 Nov 2019
[CANCELLED]
Relaxation Techniques JP
30 Nov 2019 Caregivers’ Appreciation Day TP
4 Jan 2020 Peace and Possibilities at End of Life TP
11 Jan 2020 Spirituality in Dementia BB
1 Feb 2020 Managing Changing Behaviours and Needs TP
22 Feb 2020 Quality of Life in Late Stage Dementia JP
7 Mar 2020 Coping with Dementia Diagnosis TP
14 Mar 2020 Mindfulness in Caregiving BB

*UPDATE 5 November 2019: Due to low sign-ups, 9 November session on Relaxation Techniques has been cancelled.


Registration

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
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
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
19 Oct 2019 我们不是一个人:前关护者分享
Wisdom from an Ex-caregiver
TB
16 Nov 2019 自我表达(心)艺术
Expressing Self through Art
TB
21 Dec 2019 欢度圣诞节
Christmas Celebration
TB
15 Feb 2020 太极
Taichi
TB
21 Mar 2020 了解我的关护风格
Understanding My Caregiving Style
TB


Registration

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
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
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 Family Of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730

DATE TOPIC VENUE
23 Nov 2019 Bilakah Masa yang Tepat untuk ke Rumah Penjagaan?
When is it the Right Time? – Nursing Homes and Other Care Arrangements
TB
8 Feb 2020 Kegiatan-kegiatan yang Merangsang untuk Seseorang Demensia
Stimulating Activities For Persons With Dementia
TB


Registration

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 Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730


Closed Support Groups

Forget-Us-Not – The Flower of Emotional Needs (Second Run)

 

Objectives: To view the individual as a PERSON whose dementia forms only a part of his total identity and gain understanding about an individual’s Flower of Emotional Needs. Explore opportunities to engage in positive interactions and experience well-being together with our loved ones living with dementia, 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; can speak and comprehend English, and can commit to attend all six sessions.

DATE TOPIC
2 Nov 2019 Introduction – Who are You
9 Nov 2019 What is Love & Empathy
16 Nov 2019 When You Say: Inclusion & Comfort
23 Nov 2019 The Meaning of Meaning in Life
30 Nov 2019 Managing Emotions in Caregiving
7 Dec 2019 The Journey


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 1pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914)
  • As there are limited vacancies for closed support groups, registration is on a first-come, first served basis. After registration, the group facilitator will contact you to understand your needs.
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 6 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 11 Oct 2019
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@alz.org.sg or register online below.
  • Caregiver support groups are free of charge (unless specified).

关护的你,一样重要
We Matter As We Care

 

Objectives

  • Explore motivations towards caregiving, the caregiving journey and emotions experience as a caregiver;
  • Support caregivers in their journey by finding meaning in their caregiving roles; and
  • Foster and enhance support among fellow caregivers

 

Who should attend

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia and are keen to know other caregivers; and
  • Caregivers who can speak and comprehend English and can commit to attending all 5 sessions.

DATE TOPIC
24 Aug 2019 Introduction: Who are You
31 Aug 2019 Your Caregiving Journey
7 Sep 2019 Your Emotions
14 Sep 2019 Your Care Circles and Resources
21 Sep 2019 Your Well-being


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914)
  • As there are limited vacancies for closed support groups, registration is on a first-come, first served basis. After registration, the group facilitator will contact you to understand your needs.
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 5 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 1 August 2019
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@alz.org.sg or register online below.
  • Caregiver support groups are free of charge (unless specified).

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: