Support Persons Living with Dementia

Support Persons Living with Dementia is a competency-based certification programme. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to support persons living with dementia in a variety of settings and residential.

This is a blended course, and it consists of 3 modules:

Module Duration (hrs)
Module 1:
Apply Person-Centred Care
E-learning 3
Classroom Facilitation 12
Module 2:
Provide Activities to Maximise Autonomy and Promote Wellbeing
E-learning 2.5
Classroom Facilitation 6.5
Module 3:
Develop and Implement Techniques which Minimise the Impact of Changed Behaviour
E-learning 1
Classroom Facilitation 4
The competency assessment for this course consists of written assessment, practical performance, and oral questioning. 3.5

Who Should Attend

Professional Staff including nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, counsellors, who are involved in developing care plans, planning activity programmes for persons living with dementia, and supporting direct care staff to manage behaviours of concern.

Course Details

Date 25 Aug, 26 Aug, 1 Sep, 2 Sep 2021
Time 9am – 5pm
Venue ADA Resource and Training Centre
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Closing Date for Registration 11 Aug 2021
Fees $1,284 (Including GST)
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for Work Permit Holders working in eligible community care organisations.

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Application Procedure

  • All applications must be made online.
  • Applicants should read through the ADA Academy Terms and Conditions before registering for our workshops.
  • All registrations received before closing date will be deemed confirmed unless otherwise specified.

Our trainers

Ms Koh Hwan Jing is an Occupational Therapist, and Head of Academy at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association.  She has worked with nursing homes to implement Person-Centred Care and has recently been involved in the evaluation of care environments in nursing homes using Dementia Care Mapping.  Hwan Jing holds 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) 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 Lim Sok Hwee is a registered Social Worker. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore. She has a strong interest in healthcare and has practised in both acute and community settings. At the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Caregiver Support Centre, Sok Hwee supports Persons with Dementia and their caregivers by providing behavioural management and caregiving support.


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