Caregiver Support Groups

Are you experiencing caregiver stress, seeking information on dementia care, or wanting to meet other caregivers?

 

Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for respite while meeting other caregivers in a similar situation to share caregiving experiences and practical tips, learn about dementia, and discover resources in a relaxed and safe environment.

Sessions are conducted in English, Mandarin and Malay for two hours, consisting of a talk by guest speakers and sharing session amongst caregivers.

 

Download our Caregiver Support and Training Schedule.


Caregiver Support Groups

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DATE TOPIC VENUE
14 Jan 2023 Dental Care for Persons with Dementia TP
11 Feb 2023 Environment Matters: Impact of Environment on Dementia Care JP
18 Feb 2023 Dementia: How It Affects Swallowing, Communication and Mealtime Held via Zoom
11 Mar 2023 Communication: The He(ART) of Validation Held via Zoom
18 Mar 2023 Understanding Nursing Homes TP
1 Apr 2023 Fall Prevention & Home Safety JP
15 Apr 2023 Financial Planning for Persons with Dementia Online via Zoom
13 May 2023 Assistive Technology In Dementia Care Online via Zoom
20 May 2023 Medications in Dementia Care CSS
10 Jun 2023 Managing Emotions in Caregiving JP
17 Jun 2023 Incontinence in Dementia Care Online via Zoom
15 Jul 2023 When Is It the Right Time? – Nursing Homes And Other Care Arrangements Online via Zoom
22 Jul 2023 Effective Communication with Persons Living with Dementia CSS
12 Aug 2023 Music Activities For Persons With Dementia JP
19 Aug 2023 Managing Responsive Behaviors in Dementia Care Zoom

Note: Resumption of physical support group sessions in 2022/2023 are subjected to guidelines. Topics and venues are subjected to change without prior notice.


Registration

Please note the following:

  • Caregiver Support Group (English) sessions are conducted from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Participants are to log in / be seated by 2.15pm
  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check this page for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is for family caregivers of persons with dementia
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@dementia.org.sg or register online below.

DATE TOPIC VENUE
25 Feb 2023 失智症护理之:饮食均衡
Managing Food Nutrition and Meals
Held via Zoom
11 Mar 2023 中期至晚期失智症护理
Moderate to Late Stage Dementia – What to Expect and How to Care
Held via Zoom
25 Mar 2023 失智症护理之:个人卫生
Personal Hygiene (Oral Care, Skin Care) in Dementia Care
TB
29 Apr 2023 Impact of Environment in Dementia Care
失智症护理:实体与社交环境的影响
Online via Zoom
13 May 2023 TCM – Sleep & Mood
中医视角: 睡眠与情绪调理
TB
24 Jun 2023 LPA & ACP
持久授权书与预先护理计划
Online via Zoom
29 Jul 2023 Managing Emotions in Caregiving
关护者的情绪管理
TB
26 Aug 2023 Incontinence in Dementia Care
失智症护理:失禁
Online via Zoom

注: 2022/2023年恢复实体互助小组还须遵守指导准则。主题和地点如有更改,恕不另行通知。


Registration

Please note the following:

  • Caregiver Support Group (Mandarin) sessions are conducted from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Participants are to log in / be seated by 10.15am
  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check this page for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@dementia.org.sg or register online below.

DATE TOPIC VENUE
4 Feb 2023 Pencegahan dari jatuh dan Keselamatan di dalam rumah
Fall Prevention and Home Safety
Held via Zoom
6 May 2023 Mindfulness dalam penjagaan pesakit dan diri sendiri
Mindfulness in Caregiving and Self-Care
Online via Zoom
8 Jul 2023 Menangani tingkah laku responsif dalam penjagaan Demensia
Management of Responsive Behaviour
Online via Zoom
2 Sep 2023 Penjagaan Palliatif untuk pesakit Demensia
Palliative Care in Dementia Care
Online via Zoom

Nota: Sambungan semula sesi kumpulan sokongan penjaga secara fizikal pada tahun 2022/2023 tertakluk pada garis panduan. Topik dan jadual tertakluk kepada perubahan tanpa notis.


Registration

Please note the following:

  • Caregiver Support Group (Malay) sessions are conducted from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Participants are to log in / be seated by 10.15am
  • Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled sessions
  • Caregiver Support Group sessions are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
  • Topics and schedules are subject to change without prior notice; please check this page for updates
  • Our Caregiver Support Group is strictly for family caregivers of persons with dementia
  • To register, call the Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700. Alternatively, email us at registration@dementia.org.sg or register online below.


Venues

VENUES LOCATION
CSS Caregiver Support Services
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
TB Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru)
298 Tiong Bahru Road, #10-05, Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
JP New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point)
1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-04, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
TP New Horizon Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 157 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-1195, Singapore 310157


Closed Support Groups (English)

The Night Owl

Overall Objectives:

  • Enhance understanding of dementia care through discussion and using virtual reality (VR) technology
  • Equip new caregivers with knowledge and skills for the caregiving journey
  • Create a supportive environment for new caregivers for open discussion and foster support network between fellow caregivers

Who should attend:

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones diagnosed with dementia for 3 years or less, and
  • Able to speak and comprehend English and able to commit to attending all 6 sessions of this support group.

SESSION DATE (Wednesdays) TOPIC
1 28 Jun 2023 Introduction & Knowing Dementia
2 5 Jul 2023 Experiencing EDIE: A VR Experience
3 12 Jul 2023 Wisdom through Hardship – Managing Changing Behaviors
4 19 Jul 2023 “Hoot Hoot” – Communication with the Persons with Dementia
5 26 Jul 2023 Activity Engagement for Persons with Dementia
6 2 Aug 2023 Flies through the journey

Time & Venue:
7.30pm – 9pm
DSG Caregiver Support Services*
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02,
BS Bendemeer Centre. Singapore 339914

*In view of COVID-19 and safe restriction measures, we are only able to finalise the details nearer to the sessions. Thank you for your understanding.

Register by:
28 May 2023

To register:
Call our Dementia Helpline at 6377 0700 or register online by clicking the register button below.
Alternatively, email us at registration@dementia.org.sg.
Caregiver support groups are free of charge (unless specified).


Closed Support Groups (Chinese)

关护的你,一样重要

互助小组的目标
让家庭关护者有一个轻松和安全的平台,探讨关 护旅程,情绪和意义。关护者也能互相分享和交流经验,以及加强 关护的支持网。

如果您 :

  • 是位家庭关护者
  • 可说和理解华语, 并且
  • 能出席所有的小组会议

报名截止日期: 1 Jun 2023

DATE TOPIC
1 Jul 2023 自我介绍 – 谁是关护者
Who Am I?
8 Jul 2023 通过虚拟环境了解失智症
Understanding Dementia through VR Experience
15 Jul 2023 关护的情绪
Caregiving Emotions
22 Jul 2023 关护的支援
Caregiver Resources
29 Jul 2023 关护的身心健康
Self-Care in Caregiving

时间
10.30am – 12.30pm

地点
DSG Caregiver Support Services

报名方式


For other dementia support groups in Singapore, you may refer to HealthHub website at: healthhub.sg/a-z/support-groups-and-others/3/caregiver_support_groups  

Refer to our Care Services booklet to have an overview of our services for caregivers, and persons with dementia.

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