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Family Caregiver Training Programme (FCTP)

Caring for a person with dementia can be very difficult at times. Dementia not only affects the person living with the condition, but also the entire family. The greatest challenge is on you, the caregiver. With a better understanding of dementia, you can plan and cope with the challenges that you may encounter in your caregiving journey.

Family Caregiver Training Programme (FCTP) is a two-day training programme designed for caregivers caring for persons with dementia to support you in your caregiving role. Comprising of core and elective modules, this programme provides you with essential knowledge and skills to care for the person with dementia using the Person-Centred approach. The interactive training workshops serve as a platform for you to gain new insights into caring for the person with dementia and yourself, share real-life scenarios for discussion, and identify potential strategies for managing caregiver stress.

Download our Caregiver Support and Training brochure here.

  • Recognise the symptoms of dementia and its impact on the person with dementia and caregivers;
  • Appreciate the principles of Person-Centred Care;
  • Communicate effectively with the person with dementia;
  • Understand the nature of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia; and
  • Identify a range of strategies to cope with the changing behaviour of persons with dementia.

MODULE DATES
Core Module: Living with Dementia 20 Oct 2018
19 Jan 2019

Sessions are conducted from 9am to 5pm.

Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement

Due to changes in their thinking abilities and reduced motivation, persons with dementia struggle to continue with everyday activities, interests and valued roles. Family caregivers will learn creative ways of engaging the person with dementia in purposeful and meaningful activities to enhance their physical and psychological well-being.

MODULE DATES
Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement 17 Nov 2018
23 Feb 2019

Sessions are conducted from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

A Positive Approach to Challenging Behaviour

Changes in the behaviour of persons with dementia often appear challenging to their caregivers, family and friends. The impact of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) may be minimised through the use of positive methods of communication, environmental modifi cation, and by addressing unmet needs. In this workshop, participants will identify ways to manage their everyday challenges in caregiving using a problem-solving approach.

MODULE DATES
A Positive Approach to Challenging Behaviour 8 Dec 2018
2 Mar 2019

Sessions are conducted from 9.30am to 12.30pm.


Fees

Per Core Module: $140 (without CTG) or $10* co-payment (with CTG)
Per Elective Module: $50 (without CTG) or $10* co-payment (with CTG)

Payment can be made by cash or cheque made payable to “Alzheimer’s Disease Association”. Payment and all supporting documents should reach us at least seven days before the training date. Please note that the course fee for training is non-refundable.

 

*The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) is a $200 annual subsidy that allows caregivers to attend approved courses to better care for their loved ones. Only care recipients who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for this grant. The CTG is administered by AIC. Please visit www.silverpages.sg/CTG to find out more, or download the Caregivers Training Grant Application Form here.


Registration

Online here or below
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: caregiver_training@alz.org.sg

Please prepare the following documents for registration:

  • A copy of the family caregiver’s NRIC
  • A copy of the Care recipient’s NRIC
  • A copy of the doctor’s memo confirming a diagnosis of dementia (required for care recipients below 65 years of age)
  • A copy of the Foreign Domestic Worker’s work permit (for FDW training only)
  • Completed CTG Application Form (only for caregivers who wish to utilise the CTG)

 


Register for Family Caregiver Training