Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) for Realising Person-centred Care

DCMTM is an observational tool developed by the Bradford Dementia Group, designed to evaluate the quality of care from the perspective of the person living with dementia. It is used in care settings such as day care services, hospitals and nursing homes.  Based on the philosophy of Person-Centred Care, DCMTM promotes a holistic care approach which upholds the personhood of the person with dementia.  The information gathered from DCMTM is used to develop individualised care plans to bring about changes which enhance the wellbeing of persons with dementia.


This 4-day course equips participants to use DCMTM within their own organization or workplace. It covers the underlying philosophy of Person-Centred Care, four DCMTM-coding frames, rules governing coding, processing of data, and practical issues around briefing and providing feedback to care staff. A Basic User certification is awarded by the University of Bradford.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the psychological needs of people with dementia, and ways to meet them.
  • Use the four phases of a DCMTM practice development cycle: briefing, observation, feedback, and action planning to realise person-centred care.
  • Brief colleagues on the purpose and conduct of DCMTM practice development cycles in your place of work.
  • Use DCMTM to appraise and make recommendations for realizing person-centred care.
  • Engage in collaborative action planning with care staff.

Course Outline

Each participant will be required to conduct a 3-hr co-mapping session during the course break between Day 2 and Day 3.

  • Theory and DCM Coding

  • Application of learning

  • Analyse data and data interpretation

  • Report results and how to apply the learning

Who Should Attend

Health and Social Care Practitioners who have an interest in evaluating and transforming the quality of care for persons with dementia in care settings.

Course Details

Dates 12, 13, 19, 20 Oct 2023
Time 9am – 5pm
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Closing Date for Registration 28 Sep 2023

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Course Fee: $2,143.26 (including GST)
*Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for Work Permit Holders working in eligible community care organisations applies.

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants should read through the Dementia Singapore Academy Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions before registering for our workshops.
  2. All registrations received before closing date will be deemed confirmed unless otherwise specified.
  3. An invoice will be issued prior to the course commencement. Payment needs to be made prior to course commencement.

Our Trainer

Ms Carol Fusek currently is a member of Dementia Singapore (DSG) and works with DSG in a paid and volunteer capacity, in particularly, supporting Dementia Care Mapping (DCMTM) and Person Centred Care (PCC) training. Since 2002, Carol has pursued her community-focused interests and has been certified by the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, in the DCMTM method. In 2004, she earned an advanced mapping certification and evaluator status. In 2013, Carol earned her certification as a DCMTM trainer. Carol has a strong background in delivering executive coaching and consulting services to corporate and not for profit clients across the Asia-Pacific region where she has lived and worked since 1991. Prior to this, she was Associate Director, Customer Service & Logistics Asia, Procter & Gamble, where during her 26-year career she held various leadership roles.

Carol is a native of California in the US and a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she earned two Bachelor’s degrees. She is a Coach U Core Essentials Graduate, a certified NLP Master Practitioner and coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF); and certified in the application of the latest neuroscience to succeed in collaboration, decision making, and leading change.


For enquiry, please email us at [email protected].

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