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Caregiver Support Group

In light of 2019-nCoV and its effects on Singapore, all Caregiver Support Group sessions will be suspended until further notice. Stay updated on ADA’s latest advisories and updates on the 2019 nCoV situation here.

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
04 Apr 2020 Zumba TP
18 Apr 2020 Non-Pharmacological Approaches in Dementia Care JP
09 May 2020 Community Support in Dementia Care TP
16 May 2020 Finding Meaning in Caregiving JP
06 Jun 2020 Arts in Dementia TP
27 Jun 2020 Managing Food Nutrition and Meals JP
04 Jul 2020 Essential of Psychosocial Support in Dementia TP
11 Jul 2020 Zumba JP
01 Aug 2020 Emotion Regulation in Caregiving TP
15 Aug 2020 Lasting Power of Attorney JP


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

DATE TOPIC VENUE
25 Apr 2020 爱的五种语言
5 Languages of Love
TB
23 May 2020 环境对失智症护理的影响
Impact of Environment on Dementia Care
TB
20 Jun 2020 与失智症人士的沟通
Communicating with Persons with Dementia
TB
25 Jul 2020 善(终)点:人生最后的旅程
The Final Journey in Life: A Good Death
TB
22 Aug 2020 与失智症人士进行多种活动
Stimulating Activities to engage 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

DATE TOPIC VENUE
13 Jun 2020 Salam Lebaran Aidilfitri
Hari Raya Celebration
TB
29 Aug 2020 Penjagaan Kebersihan Diri Dalam Demensia
Personal Hygiene in Dementia Care
TB

*UPDATE 20 Nov 2019: Due to low sign-ups, 23 Nov session on When is it the Right Time? 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
CSC ADA Caregiver Support Centre
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
FOW Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
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


Closed Support Groups

New Caregivers

 

Objectives: 

  • To enhance understanding of dementia using virtual reality (VR) technology
  • To equip new caregivers with knowledge and skills for the caregiving journey
  • To create a supportive environment for new caregivers to discuss about caregiving roles and responsibilities, and to foster support networks between fellow caregivers

 

Who should attend: Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia for 3 years or less; who can speak and comprehend English and are able to commit to attending all 5 sessions.

DATE TOPIC
25 Jul 2020 Introduction – Who are We
1 Aug 2020 Experiencing EDIE: A VR Experience
15 AUg 2020 Knowing Dementia
22 Aug 2020 Caregiving Emotions
29 Aug 2020 Self-care


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 3 Jul 2020.
  • 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: