DEMENTIA HELPLINE 6377 0700

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.

Sessions are conducted in English for two hours (2.30pm-4.30pm), consisting of a talk by a guest speaker and a sharing session amongst caregivers. Participants are to be seated by 2.15pm.

Download our Caregiver Support and Training brochure here.

UPDATE: As our NHC (Bukit Batok) is currently undergoing renovations, the sessions “Life After Caregiving” (26 Jan 2019) and “Zumba” (30 Mar 2019) will be conducted at NHC (Jurong Point) instead.

Caregiver Support Groups

DATE TOPIC VENUE
12 Jan 2019 Laughter Therapy TP
26 Jan 2019 Life After Caregiving JP*
9 Feb 2019 Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day Celebration TP
16 Feb 2019 Managing Caregivers’ Stress JP
9 Mar 2019 Psychological Impact of Caregiving on Self TP
9 Mar 2019 Zumba JP*
13 Apr 2019 Expressive Art Therapy Workshop TP
11 May 2019 Relaxation with Yoga TP
18 May 2019 Incontinence Care in Dementia BB
8 Jun 2019 Fall Preventions TP
29 Jun 2019 Knowing LPA, MCA and Will JP
6 Jul 2019 Medication Use in Older Adult Care TP
13 Jul 2019 Connecting with Persons with Dementia with Arts and Crafts BB
3 Aug 2019 Knowing LPA, MCA and Will TP
17 Aug 2019 Self-Compassion in Caregiving JP

*UPDATE: As our NHC (Bukit Batok) is currently undergoing renovations, the sessions “Life After Caregiving” (26 Jan 2019) and “Zumba” (30 Mar 2019) will be conducted at NHC (Jurong Point) instead.


Registration

Online here
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: registration@alz.org.sg

Please note the following:

  • 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
ARTC ADA Resource & Training Centre
70 Bendemeer Road, #06-02 Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940
BB New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 5, #01-211, Singapore 650511
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

DATE TOPIC VENUE
19 Jan 2019 失智症人士的个人和卫生护理
Personal Care and Hygiene
TB
16 Feb 2019 农历新年庆祝
Chinese New Year Celebration
TB
2 Mar 2019 了解失智症
Understanding Dementia
TB
27 Apr 2019 与失智症人士进行刺激大脑的活动
Stimulating Activities For Persons With Dementia
TB
25 May 2019 失智症如何影响语言,沟通与吞咽
How Dementia Affects Speech, Communication, and Swallowing
TB
15 Jun 2019 认识持久受权书,心智能力法和遗嘱
Understanding Enduring Power of Attorney, Mental Intelligence, and Will
TB
20 Jul 2019 积极应对失智症人士的不同行为
Dealing With Different Behaviours of Persons With Dementia
TB
24 Aug 2019 应付关护时的情绪
Coping With Caregiving Emotions
TB


Registration

Online here
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: registration@alz.org.sg

Please note the following:

  • 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
ADA CSC Caregiver Support Centre
70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940
BB New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 5, #01-211, Singapore 650511
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
TB New Horizon Centre (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730

DATE TOPIC VENUE
23 Feb 2019 Cara tutur kata yang berkesan dengan seseorang Dementia
How to Converse Effectively with Persons with Dementia
TB
13 Apr 2019 Sumber masyarakat – tempat mendapatkan bantuan
Community Resources: Places To Get Help
TB
27 Jul 2019 Menangani Tingkah laku yang Mencabar dalam Demensia
Tackling Challenging Behaviour in Dementia
TB
28 Sep 2019 Manangani Emosi dalam Penjagaan Demensia
Handling Emotions In Dementia Care
TB


Registration

Online here
Phone: 6377 0700
Email: registration@alz.org.sg

Please note the following:

  • 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
BB New Horizon Centre (Bukit Batok)
Blk 511 Bukit Batok Street 5, #01-211, Singapore 650511
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
TB New Horizon Centre (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-05 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730


Closed Support Groups

关护的你,一样重要
We Matter As We Care

 

Objectives

  • Explore motivations towards caregiving, the caregiving journey and emotions experience as a caregiver;
  • Support caregivers in their journey by finding meaning in their caregiving roles; and
  • Foster and enhance support among fellow caregivers

 

Who should attend

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia and are keen to know other caregivers; and
  • Caregivers who can speak and comprehend English and can commit to attending all 5 sessions.

DATE TOPIC
24 Aug 2019 Introduction: Who are You
31 Aug 2019 Your Caregiving Journey
7 Sep 2019 Your Emotions
14 Sep 2019 Your Care Circles and Resources
21 Sep 2019 Your Well-being


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940)
  • 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 1 August 2019
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@alz.org.sg or register online here.
  • Caregiver support groups are free of charge (unless specified).

Working Caregivers

 

Objectives: To create a supportive environment for working caregivers to discuss about caregiving roles and responsibilities, and to foster the support networks between fellow working caregivers.

Who should attend: Family caregivers who are employed (part-time/full-time) and caring for their loved ones who are diagnosed with dementia; who can speak and comprehend English.

DATE TOPIC
25 May 2019 Orientation: Dementia 101
1 Jun 2019 Responsibilities
8 Jun 2019 Legal & Decision-Making Matters
15 Jun 2019 Stress & Resilience
22 Jun 2019 Growth


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940)
  • 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 6 May 2019
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@alz.org.sg or register online here.
  • Caregiver support groups are free of charge (unless specified).

Forget-Us-Not: The Flower Of Emotional Needs

Objectives

  • Start viewing the individual as a PERSON whose dementia forms only a part of his total identity;
  • Gain understanding about one’s Flower of Emotional Needs;
  • Explore opportunities to continuously engage in positive interactions and experience wellbeing together with our loved ones living with dementia; and
  • Gain understanding and learn how to care for yourself as a caregiver.

 

Who should attend

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia and are keen to learn more and apply skills and knowledge; and
  • Caregivers who can speak and comprehend English and can commit to attending all 6 sessions.

DATE TOPIC
16 Feb 2019 Introduction: Who are You
23 Feb 2019 What is Love & Empathy
2 Mar 2019 When You Say: Inclusion & Comfort
9 Mar 2019 The Meaning of Meaning in Life
23 Mar 2019 Managing Emotions in Caregiving
30 Mar 2019 The Journey


Please note the following:

  • All sessions will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Caregiver Support Centre (70 Bendemeer Road #03-02A Luzerne Building, Singapore 339940)
  • Registered caregivers are to attend all 5 sessions
  • Register at the Caregiver Support Centre by 19 January 2019
  • Call 6389 5121

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: