Integrated Care for Dementia

Integrated Care for Dementia is a blended course aims to empower learners with the knowledge and skills to address and support multiple needs of persons living with dementia and caregivers across, medical­­, psychosocial, and psychological domains. The integrated care for dementia is a contemporary care approach in enhancing the management of dementia and the wellbeing of the persons with dementia.

Learners are strongly encouraged to set aside adequate time to complete self-paced e-learning modules before attending classroom training sessions to fully appreciate the learning activities in class.

Day Topics Mode Duration
  • Person-Centred Care Planning
  • Understanding Health and Neurological Impairment
Classroom Facilitation
9am – 6pm
  • Caregiver Support and Self-Care
  • Ethical Principles, Regulatory Legislations Relevant to Dementia
Classroom Facilitation 9am – 6pm
  • Activities to Promote Wellbeing
  • Written Assessment 1
Classroom Facilitation
including assessment
9am – 6pm
  • Minimise the Impact of Changed Behaviour
  • Written Assessment 2
Classroom Facilitation
including assessment
9am – 6pm


Learners will complete two written assignments to be submitted in class.

At the end of the course, learners will be required to prepare a powerpoint presentation for practical performance and oral questioning.

Who Should Attend

Professional Staff including nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, counsellors, who wish to acquire entry level competencies to be a dementia practitioner, involved in developing care plans for persons living with dementia, and supporting direct care staff to manage behaviours of concern.

Course Details

Date 7, 8, 14, 15 Sep 2023 (register by 24 Aug)
Time Please refer to the schedule above
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Fees $1,428.84 (incl. 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


Ms Koh Hwan Jing is the Director of Community Enablement at Dementia Singapore. As an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years, she has a wide range of experiences working with people living with dementia and their caregivers across different care settings. She has developed and delivered training courses for family caregivers and professional caregivers and has been actively involved in enabling community partners to enhance the quality of dementia care. Hwan Jing holds a Masters in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London, UK (2007). She has attained the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) and is certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Advanced User).

Dr Ng Wai Chong, MBBS (Singapore) Grad Dip (Geriatric Medicine), is the Founder and CEO of NWC Longevity Practice, a social enterprise providing aged care consultancy, training, research, and direct clinical services. For over 20 years, Dr Ng has worked as a community aged-care physician. He is recognised as a thought-leader in healthy ageing – from clinical work, policy development and implementation to care system design. His areas of expertise are person-centred care, dementia care, frail care, end of life care, healthy ageing, population health and mindfulness training. He has been the chair and member of government committees including ElderShield Review Committee, Silver Industry Standards Committee, SPRING Singapore’s Technical Committee (Healthcare and Eldercare) and Vulnerable Adults Review Board. Dr Ng received the Minister for Health Award, Courage Fund Healthcare Humanity Award, and was named Global Ageing Influencer by Ageing Asia.

Dr Joy Lim is a clinical psychologist working with older adults, with a special interest in the area of dementia and depression. Joy has been actively involved in the assessment and intervention of people with dementia and their family/carers in home based, day centre and residential settings, as well as older adults with mental health issues. She is a Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) Advanced User (certified by the Bradford Dementia Group) and currently awaiting certification to become a certified trainer for DCM. Since 2012, Joy has acquired competence in conducting dementia care mapping for care quality assessment, monitoring and improvement, enriched model individual care planning, and care staff support and development. Joy is an ACTA certified trainer who is actively involved in facilitating adult learning for eldercare staff in the community, at hospitals and in nursing homes; lecturing on common mental health issues in older adults and specific topics on working with and engaging people with dementia.

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 is the Programme Manager(Community Support Programme) of the Dementia Singapore Care Support Services and played a critical role in the development of the Eldersit Respite Care Services.


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

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