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Foundations of Person-centred Dementia Care

Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Disease International. Based on Person-Centred Care principles, the course emphasises on bestowing personhood on the person with dementia as a social being, providing recognition, respect, and trust (Kitwood, 2011).

This course consists of 5 modules:

Module Module Title Duration (hrs)
Foundational Module Nature and Impact of Dementia 3.5
Core Module 1 Person-Centred Care 3.5
Core Module 2 Behavioural Communication 6
Core Module 3 Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement 6
Elective Module Palliative Care Approach 3.5
Total Hours 22.5


Who Should Attend

This module is intended for front-line care staff and volunteers who would like to be equipped with a basic understanding of how to care for people living with dementia in a variety of settings including the family home, centre-based services, and residential care facilities.


Course Details

Modules Dates Time Full Fees (includes GST) * Registration
Foundational Module – Nature & Impact
Nature and Impact of Dementia aims to provide learners with an introduction to dementia and its impact, and ways to assist the person with dementia through Person-Centred Care.
15 Jan 2021
2 Mar 2021
9am – 12:30pm $96.30 Click here.
Core Module 1 – Person-Centred Care
Person-Centred Care aims to provide learners with strategies to promote person-centred care and apply self-care strategies for both professional care staff and family caregivers.
15 Jan 2021
2 Mar 2021
2pm – 5:30pm $96.30 Click here.
Core Module 2 – Behavioural Communication
Behavioural Communication aims to equip learners with strategies for effective communication with persons living with dementia, and facilitate understanding of behaviour change as a means of communicating unmet needs, so as to apply a range of options to manage the impact of behaviour change.
18 Jan 2021
3 Mar 2021
9am – 5pm $192.60 Click here.
Core Module 3 – Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement
Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to promote meaningful activity and engagement to meet individual needs of persons living with dementia.
22 Jan 2021
8 Mar 2021
9am – 5pm $192.60 Click here.
Elective Module – Palliative Care Approach
Palliative Care Approach aims to provide learners with an understanding of how persons living with dementia can be supported with a palliative care approach relating to their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
25 Jan 2021
10 Mar 2021
9am – 12pm $96.30 Click here.


*Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for Work Permit Holders working in eligible community care organisations applies.


Our trainers

Ms Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse and an experienced manager of social, rehabilitation, and dementia day care centres. She has a passion for dementia care and holds a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia. Fong was formerly the Centre Manager of Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s New Horizon Centre Jurong Point. She was also the co-ordinator for the MINDVital and MINDActive programmes at the Centre of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. These programmes were for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the Cognitive and Memory Disorders Service. As an experienced trainer, Fong has conducted training for nurses, support staff and allied health workers in day centres and nursing homes, as well as family caregivers. She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Ms Koh Hwan Jing is Head of the Academy at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, which provides training programmes for professional and family caregivers of people with dementia, as well as consultancy services for external agencies serving people with dementia. She has a wide range of experiences working with people with dementia including hospital-based services, dementia day care, home based intervention, and nursing homes. Hwan Jing has served as a member of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Dementia Care Taskforce and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Dementia Nursing Home Design Resource Panel. She has a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Exeter, UK (2000), and a Masters in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London, UK (2007). She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid (Singapore), and certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Advanced User).

Ms Cai Suqi is a registered social worker. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Social Work and has acquired extensive experience in both acute and community settings. She has a strong interest in older adults and dementia. Suqi was the Centre Manager of the ADA Caregiver Support Centre and played a critical role in the development of the Eldersit Respite Care Services. She later ventured into training and consultancy work and attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She is certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User).

Ms Joanne Loy is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with ADA. She is also a certified Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User) by University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. Joanne has conducted training sessions for family and professional caregivers. She is passionate about dementia care and has actively involved in public education on dementia awareness, including raising dementia awareness among seniors at senior activity centres. Prior to becoming a full fledged trainer, Joanne was a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA which her main role was to provide guidance and taught eldercare workers on ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home.


Enquiries

For enquiry, please email us at professional_trg@alz.org.sg