Support Persons Living with Dementia

Support Persons Living with Dementia is a competency-based certification programme which aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to support persons living with dementia in a variety of settings and residential.

 

This is a blended course, and it comprises 3 modules. 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.

Module Activity Duration
Module 1:
Apply Person-Centred Care
Self-paced e-learning

  • Person-Centred Care
  • The Brain and Understanding of Dementia
3 hours
Classroom Facilitation and
Written Assessment 1
Day 1 & Day 2
9am – 5pm
Module 2:
Provide Activities to Maximise Autonomy and Promote Wellbeing
Self-paced e-learning

  • Therapeutic Activities for PLWD
  • Design activities for Person with dementia
2.5 hours
Classroom Facilitation and
Written Assessment 2
Day 3
9am – 5pm
Module 3:
Develop and Implement Techniques which Minimise the Impact of Changed Behaviour
Self-paced e-learning

  • Understanding Behaviour Changes in Persons with Dementia
1 hour
Classroom Facilitation and
Written Assessment 2
Day 4
9am – 5pm

 


Assessment

Learners will complete an assignment for each module and submit 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 are involved in developing care plans, planning activity programmes for persons living with dementia, and supporting direct care staff to manage behaviours of concern.

 


Course Details

Course Dates 10, 11, 17, 18 Nov 2021
Assessment Dates 2 OR 3 Dec 2021
Time 9am – 5pm
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Closing Date for Registration 27 Oct 2021
Fees $1,284 (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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Application Procedure

 


Our Trainers

Ms Koh Hwan Jing is an Occupational Therapist, and Director of Community Enablement at Dementia Singapore. She has worked with nursing homes to implement Person-Centred Care and has recently been involved in the evaluation of care environments in nursing homes using Dementia Care Mapping. Hwan Jing holds a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Exeter, UK (2000), and a Masters in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London, UK (2007).  She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Advanced User).

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 was the Centre Manager of the Caregiver Support Services and played a critical role in the development of the Eldersit Respite Care Services. She later ventured into training and consultancy work and attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She is certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User).

Ms Lim Sok Hwee is a registered Social Worker. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore. She has a strong interest in healthcare and has practised in both acute and community settings. At the Caregiver Support Services, Sok Hwee supports Persons with Dementia and their caregivers by providing behavioural management and caregiving support.

 


Enquiries

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

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