Understanding Dementia: Nature & Impact

Understanding Dementia: Nature & Impact aims to provide learners with an introduction to dementia and its impact, and ways to assist the person with dementia through Person-Centred Care.

Course Outline

  • Describe the signs and symptoms of dementia , delirium and depression
  • Identify the common cause and risk factors of dementia
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the person with dementia and family caregivers
  • Recognise the principles of Person-Centred Care
  • Identify ways in which we can assist the person with dementia in everyday activities to enhance their wellbeing.

This course is one of the 5 modular courses that can be stacked to attain a “Certificate of Accomplishment” in Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care. Refer to the roadmap for all the other modular courses below.

Learners can choose to register for individual modular courses that meet the immediate needs at their own pace, and a “Certificate of Performance” will be issued upon the successful completion of each course.

Course Details

Date 10 May 2023 (register by 26 Apr)
4 Jul 2023 (register by 20 Jun)
19 Sep 2023 (register by 5 Sep)
Time 9am – 12.30pm
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Fees $172.80 (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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At the end of the course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment in class.

Who Should Attend

Support care staff, health and social practitioner who have no prior training in dementia, ancillary staff, corporate service staff and volunteers who would like to be equipped with a basic understanding of how to care for people living with dementia in a variety of settings including the family home, centre-based services, and residential care facilities.

Application Procedure


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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