Implement Namaste Care (Intermediate)

Namaste Care is a structured intervention for persons living with advanced dementia, which incorporates sensory intervention, social contact, and environmental modification. It aims to honour each person for their unique personhood, nurturing the individual spirit with meaningful activities and a loving touch approach, within a calm and home-like environment.

This blended course aims to provide learners with theoretical and practical knowledge of delivering Namaste Care as a specialised intervention for persons living with dementia in their settings.

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.

E-learning Classroom Facilitation
Duration: 4 hours

  • Person-Centred Care and behaviour of concerns
  • Enriching Lives
Day 1, 9am – 5.30pm

  • Introduction and Application of Namaste Care in care settings
Duration: 2 hours

  • Reflect and recap on Namaste Care
Day 2, 9am – 12.30pm

  • Develop Namaste Care Implementation Plan

Who Should Attend

Allied health professionals, nurses, programme coordinators/ executives and social workers who intend to plan and train their staff to implement Namaste Care programme in their settings. Learners are expected to have prior basic knowledge of dementia care.

Course Details

Course Dates 28, 29 Nov 2023 (register by 14 Nov)
Time 9am – 5.30pm, 9am – 12.30pm
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Fees $669.60 (including 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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At the end of the course, participants will be assessed on their competencies acquired through the learnings.  The participants will be required to demonstrate a namaste care session through practical performance, and submit a written assessment.

Application Procedure

Our Trainers

Ms Michelle Tan is a Senior Occupational Therapist who enjoys collaborating with older adults with mental health concerns. She has a Master of Occupational Therapy (Graduate Entry) degree from University of South Australia. Her past work experience with Changi General Hospital included training and consultancy work with community eldercare agencies. She has provided consultancy services to AIC on coaching dementia champions of identified nursing homes. She attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and has conducted training and workshops for professional and family caregivers, including eldercare workers in the community.

Ms Joanne Loy is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with Dementia Singapore (previously known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association or ADA). She is also a certified Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User) by University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. Joanne has conducted training sessions for family and professional caregivers. She is passionate about dementia care and has actively involved in public education on dementia awareness, including raising dementia awareness among seniors at senior activity centres. Prior to becoming a full fledged trainer, Joanne was a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA which her main role was to provide guidance and taught eldercare workers on ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home.


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

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