FDWs find it challenging to cope when a person with dementia exhibits behaviours such as repetitive questioning, agitation and anger. They may find it difficult to assist the person with dementia in daily activities such as eating, taking a shower and going to the toilet. As the condition progresses, the person’s mental and physical capacity changes, affecting his/her ability to express thoughts and emotions. Communication can become challenging. As such, FDWs may struggle to address the person’s needs and wants.
The following training modules are designed for caregivers caring for persons with dementia to cover different aspects of dementia care to equip FDWs with practical knowledge and skills to handle different challenges that they will face in caring for a person with dementia. The FDWs will learn these modules through classroom lectures, experiential learning, group discussions, sharing and role play.
Download our Caregiver Support and Training Brochure and Schedule.
Notice: Change of Venue
19 October 2019: Training Workshops for FDWs: Core Module – Essentials of Dementia Care will be conducted at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
From 29 October 2019, all sessions in this course are held at the ADA Resource & Training Centre (20 Bendemeer Road #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914).
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.silverpages.sg/CTG to find out more, or download the Caregivers Training Grant Application Form here.
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)