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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 and Schedule.

  • 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 27 Apr 2019
29 Jun 2019
12 Oct 2019
11 Jan 2020

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 25 May 2019
17 Aug 2019
2 Nov 2019
8 Feb 2020

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 15 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
7 Dec 2019
14 Mar 2020

Sessions are conducted from 9.30am to 12.30pm.


Fees

Each Core Module: $140 (before CTG) or minimum $10* co-payment (after CTG)
Each Elective Module is charged at $70 (before CTG) or $10 minimum co-payment (after CTG)

Course fees are inclusive of GST

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.aic.sg/CTG to find out more, or download the Caregivers Training Grant Application Form here.


Registration

Please prepare the following documents for registration:

  • A copy of Care Recipient’s NRIC
  • A copy of Participant’s NRIC/Work Permit (for FDW training only)
  • A copy of Employer’s NRIC (for FDW training only)
  • A copy of doctor’s memo confirming a diagnosis of dementia (only for Care Recipient who is below 65 years of age)
  • Completed CTG Application Form (only for caregivers who wish to utilise the CTG)


Enquiries

Dementia Helpline: 6377 0700
Email: caregiver_training@alz.org.sg