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Caregiver Support Group

Are you experiencing caregiver stress, seeking information on dementia care, or wanting to meet other caregivers?

 

Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for respite while meeting other caregivers in a similar situation to share caregiving experiences and practical tips, learn about dementia, and discover resources in a relaxed and safe environment.

The sessions are conducted in English, Mandarin and Malay at different venues for two hours, and consists of talks by guest speakers and group sharing amongst caregivers.

Download our Caregiver Support and Training Brochure and Schedule.


Caregiver Support Groups

DATE TOPIC VENUE
10 Apr 2021 Community Resources in Dementia Care Held via Zoom
17 Apr 2021 Zumba Held via Zoom
8 May 2021 Meaningful Engagement for Persons with Dementia Held via Zoom
15 May 2021 COVID-19: Its Impact on Dementia Care Held via Zoom
12 Jun 2021 Incontinence in Dementia Held via Zoom
19 Jun 2021 Body Relaxation Techniques Held via Zoom
10 Jul 2021 Identifying Caregiver Burnout Symptoms Held via Zoom
17 Jul 2021 Caregivers’ Sharing – their Personal Journey Held via Zoom
14 Aug 2021 Nursing Home placements in Singapore Held via Zoom
21 Aug 2021 How to build a Dementia friendly Home? Held via Zoom

Note: Resumption of physical support group sessions in 2021 are subjected to guidelines. Topics and venues are subjected to change without prior notice.


Registration

Please note the following:

  • Caregiver Support Group (English) sessions are conducted from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Participants are to log in / be seated by 2.15pm.
  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check our website for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia

DATE TOPIC VENUE
24 Apr 2021 正念关护
Mindfulness in Caregiving
Held via Zoom
22 May 2021 什么是慈怀护理
End of Life Care for Persons with Dementia
Held via Zoom
26 Jun 2021 了解社区支援
Community Resources
Held via Zoom
24 Jul 2021 积极应对失智症人士的不同行为
Managing Changing Behaviours – The Person-centered Way
Held via Zoom
28 Aug 2021 与失智症人士的沟通
Effective Communication with Persons with Dementia
Held via Zoom

注: 2021年恢复实体互助小组还须遵守指导准则。主题和地点如有更改,恕不另行通知。


Registration

Please note the following:

  • Caregiver Support Group (Chinese) sessions are conducted from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Participants are to log in / be seated by 10.15am
  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check our website for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia

DATE TOPIC VENUE
5 Jun 2021 Penjagaan Kebersihan Diri Dalam Demensia
Personal Hygiene in Dementia
Held via Zoom
7 Aug 2021 Cara tutur kata yang berkesan dengan seseorang Demensia
How to Communicate Effectively with Persons with Dementia
Held via Zoom

Nota: Sambungan semula sesi kumpulan sokongan penjaga secara fizikal pada tahun 2021 tertakluk pada garis panduan. Topik dan jadual tertakluk kepada perubahan tanpa notis.


Registration

Please note the following:

  • Caregiver Support Group (Malay) sessions are conducted from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Participants are to log in / be seated by 10.15am
  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check our website for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia


Venues

ABBR LOCATION
CSC ADA Caregiver Support Centre
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
TB Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
JP New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point)
1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-04 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
TP New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 157 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-1195, Singapore 310157


Closed Support Groups

New Caregivers

 

Overall Objectives

  • To enhance understanding of dementia using virtual reality (VR) technology
  • To equip new caregivers with knowledge and skills for the caregiving journey
  • To create a supportive environment for new caregivers to discuss about caregiving roles and responsibilities, and to foster support networks between fellow caregivers

 

Who should attend: Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia for 3 years or less; who can speak and comprehend English and are able to commit to attending all 5 sessions.

Register by: 2 Jul 2021

DATE TOPIC
7 Aug 2021 Introduction – Who are We
14 Aug 2021 Experiencing EDIE: A VR Experience
21 Aug 2021 Knowing Dementia
28 Aug 2021 Communication and Activities Engagement
4 Sep 2021 Caregiving Emotions and Self-care

As there are limited vacancies for closed support groups, registration is on a first-come, first served basis. After registration, the group facilitator will contact you to understand your needs.


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914).
  • As there are limited vacancies for closed support groups, registration is on a first-come, first served basis. After registration, the group facilitator will contact you to understand your needs.
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 5 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 2 Jul 2021.
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@alz.org.sg or register online below.
  • Caregiver support groups are free of charge (unless specified).

Other Dementia Support Groups

There are also other support groups being conducted for caregivers caring for their loved ones who have been diagnosed with dementia. It provides a good avenue for them to share their caring experiences, thoughts, concerns and feelings with other caregivers. You may contact the following hospitals to find out more: