Reminiscence Arts for Dementia (for Professional Caregivers)

Reminiscence Arts for Dementia is a facilitated learning journey which prepares learners to conduct small-group interactive reminiscence arts sessions for persons living with dementia using objects, storytelling, and artwork materials.

This blended course aims to guide learners with theoretical and practical knowledge of preparing individual profiles and build these characteristics into their design, preparation, and implementation of reminiscence group activities. Live demonstration and skills practice are expected in this programme, where the key principles of person-centred approaches are spotlighted, deepened, and integrated in the group learning.

Learners are required to complete self-paced e-learning modules before attending classroom training sessions to fully appreciate the learning activities in class.

E-learning Classroom Facilitation
  • Psychological Needs of Persons Living with Dementia
  • Effective Communication with the Person Living with dementia
  • Reminiscence and the Arts for Persons Living with Dementia
  • Ways to Facilitate Reminiscence
  • Reminiscence Arts for Dementia (1-day, 9am-5pm)


Course Details

Who Should Attend Allied Health Professionals, Psychosocial staff and care staff who plan and conduct activity programmes for persons living with dementia.
Date 10 Mar 2023
Time 9am – 5pm
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Closing Date for Registration 23 Feb 2023


Assessment

At the end of the course, learners will be required to submit a video recording of a 30 min session conducted, and a written reflection of the video for practical performance and oral questioning. A one-hour review will also be conducted virtually.


Fees

$378.00 (Inclusive of GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for Work Permit Holders working in eligible community care organisations.


Application Procedure


Trainer

Dr Donald Yeo is qualified as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with a special interest in aging and dementia. Through 25 years of professional practice, advanced training, clinical research and academic teaching, he has established deep expertise in the cognitive evaluation of patients with brain disorders and providing psychological support to family caregivers. He has co-created innovative Arts and Health community programs to benefit elderly persons with early cognitive decline. A lifelong educator and learning facilitator, he teaches and supervises Psychology and Allied Health undergraduates, post-graduates and polytechnic students. Dr Yeo was previously Principal Neuropsychologist at Singapore General Hospital Department of Neurology before starting private practice in 2013.


Enquiries

For enquiry, please email us at academy@dementia.org.sg.

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