FDWs find it challenging to cope when a person with dementia exhibits behaviours such as repetitive questioning, agitation and anger. They may find it difficult to assist the person with dementia in daily activities such as eating, taking a shower and going to the toilet. As the condition progresses, communication between the person with dementia and their FDWs may also decline.
The following training modules are designed for caregivers caring for persons with dementia to cover different aspects of dementia care to equip FDWs with practical knowledge and skills to handle different challenges that they will face in caring for a person with dementia. The FDWs will learn these modules through classroom lectures, group discussions, sharing, and role play.
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Essentials of Dementia Care
“Essentials of Dementia Care” is a one-day training workshop that offers core information and useful techniques for domestic workers to apply when caring for a person with dementia. It is conducted in English, Malay & Burmese.
|Essentials of Dementia Care||Participants will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of dementia; how dementia causes changes in the behaviour of a person and ways to manage these behaviours; and techniques to communicate with the person with dementia effectively.||
Sessions are conducted from 9am to 5pm.
Caring for a Person with Dementia
This is a series of training workshops, which comprises two elective modules covering different aspects of dementia care. It offers coping strategies and useful techniques for domestic workers to apply in a home environment. Participants are recommended to attend all modules to be equipped with the knowledge and skills in dementia care. Modules are conducted in English, Malay and Burmese.
|Everyday Care||Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of dementia on Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and learn tips on assisting persons with dementia with their ADLs through the Prepare, Involve & Comfort (PIC) model.||TBC|
|Meaningful Activities||Participants will learn to identify and conduct suitable activities for persons with dementia.||12 Nov 2022|
Sessions are conducted from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
All registered participants must be fully vaccinated.
Each Core Module: $180 (before CTG) or minimum $10* co-payment (after CTG)
Each Elective Module is charged at $90 (before CTG) or $10 minimum co-payment (after CTG)
*Subjected to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipient’s CTG which is capped at $200 per year.
Course fees are inclusive of GST.
Payment to be made by PayNow. Payment and all supporting documents should reach us at least seven days before the training date. Please note that the course fee for training is non-refundable.
About Caregivers Training Grant:
The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) is a $200 annual subsidy that allows caregivers to attend approved courses to better care for their loved ones. Only care recipients who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for this grant. The CTG is administered by AIC. Please visit www.aic.sg/CTG to find out more, or download the Caregivers Training Grant Application Form here.
Please prepare the following documents for registration:
- A copy of Care Recipient’s NRIC
- A copy of Participant’s Work Permit
- A copy of Employer’s NRIC
- A copy of doctor’s memo confirming a diagnosis of dementia (only for Care Recipient who is below 65 years of age)
- Completed CTG Application Form (only for caregivers who wish to utilise the CTG)