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

DATE TOPIC VENUE
26 Feb 2022 Sexual Behaviours & Intimacy in Dementia Held via Zoom
12 Mar 2022 Impact of Environment on Dementia Held via Zoom
19 Mar 2022 Medications in Dementia Care Held via Zoom
9 Apr 2022 Community Resources – Where Can We Go For Help? Held via Zoom
16 Apr 2022 Activities Engagement for Persons with Dementia Held via Zoom
14 May 2022 Managing Challenging Behaviours in Dementia Care Held via Zoom
21 May 2022 Managing Food Nutrition and Meals Held via Zoom
11 Jun 2022 Advance Care Planning for Caregivers Held via Zoom
18 Jun 2022 Advance Stage Dementia: What do I need to know? Held via Zoom
9 Jul 2022 Assistive Technology in Dementia Care Held via Zoom
16 Jul 2022 Namaste Care TP
13 Aug 2022 Personal Hygiene in Dementia JP
20 Aug 2022 Emotion Regulation in Caregiving Held via Zoom
8 Oct 2022 Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dementia Care – Mood and Sleep Improvement JP
15 Oct 2022 Mild to Moderate Stage Dementia Held via Zoom
12 Nov 2022 Providing Comfort and Quality of Life in End-Stage Dementia Held via Zoom
19 Nov 2022 Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Mental Capacity Act Held via Zoom
10 Dec 2022 Mentally Stimulating Activities for People with Dementia JP
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

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
26 Mar 2022 人生之 善终、善别、善生
What is a Good Death?
Held via Zoom
23 Apr 2022 关护者的自我关爱
Self-care in Caregiving
Held via Zoom
28 May 2022 与失智症人士一同进行活动
Activities Engagement for Persons with Dementia
Held via Zoom
25 Jun 2022 与失智症人士沟通
Communication with A Person with Dementia
Held via Zoom
23 Jul 2022 失智症护理之:药物
Medication in Dementia Care
TB
27 Aug 2022 早期至中期失智症护理
Mild to Moderate Stage Dementia
Held via Zoom
22 Oct 2022 了解疗养院
Understanding Nursing Homes
Held via Zoom
26 Nov 2022 如何应付失智症人士的多变行为
Managing Changing Behaviours
Held via Zoom
17 Dec 2022 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 Feb 2023 失智症护理之:饮食均衡
Managing Food Nutrition and Meals
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

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
9 Apr 2022 Mencari Erti dalam Pengasuhan
Find Meaning in Caregiving
Held via Zoom
4 Jun 2022 Perancangan Penjagaan Awal (ACP) dan Surat Kuasa Berkekalan (LPA)
Advance Care Planning & Lasting Power of Attorney
Held via Zoom
6 Aug 2022 Sumber Bantuan Masyarakat
Community Resources
Held via Zoom
1 Oct 2022 Menangani tingkah laku responsif dalam penjagaan Demensia
Managing Responsive Behaviour in Dementia Care
Held via Zoom
3 Dec 2022 Menangani masalah pembuangan air kecil dan besar dalam demensia?
Managing Incontinence in Dementia
Held via Zoom
4 Feb 2023 Pencegahan dari jatuh dan Keselamatan di dalam rumah
Fall Prevention and Home Safety
Held 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

New Caregivers

Overall Objectives:

  • Enhance understanding of dementia 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 5 sessions of this support group.

SESSION DATE (Saturdays) TOPIC
1 26 Feb 2022 Introduction – Who are We
2 05 Mar 2022 Experiencing EDIE: A VR Experience
3 12 Mar 2022 Knowing Dementia
4 19 Mar 2022 Communication and Activities
5 26 Mar 2022 Caregiving Emotions and Self-care

Time & Venue:
10.30am – 12.30pm
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:
1 Feb 2022

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).

Working Adult Caregivers

Overall Objectives:

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

Who should attend:

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones formally diagnosed with dementia, and
  • Are currently also working full-time/part-time, and
  • Able to speak and comprehend English, and
  • Able to commit to attending all 5 sessions of this support group.

SESSION DATE (Saturdays) TOPIC
1 4 Jun 2022 Introduction – Who are We
2 11 Jun 2022 Experiencing EDIE: A VR Experience
3 18 Jun 2022 Knowing Dementia
4 25 Jun 2022 Communication and Activities
5 2 Jul 2022 Caregiving Emotions and Self-care

Time & Venue:
10.30am – 12.30pm
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:
1 May 2022

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).

Onboard a Caregiver’s Flight

Overall Objectives:

  • Enhance understanding of dementia using virtual reality (VR) technology
  • Support caregivers to find meaning and purpose in their caregiving
  • Foster and enhance support for self and fellow caregivers

Who should attend:

  • Family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones formally diagnosed with dementia;
  • Single (i.e. not married, widowed or divorced);
  • Able to speak and understand English; and
  • Able to commit to attending all 5 sessions of this closed support group.

SESSION DATE (Saturdays) TOPIC
1 19 Nov 2022 The Pilot – Journey Begins
2 26 Nov 2022 The Passenger – Understanding Persons Living with Dementia Through EDIE
3 3 Dec 2022 The Fellow Comrades – Sharing From Invited Caregiver(s)
4 10 Dec 2022 The Crew – Overcoming Turbulence Together
5 17 Dec 2022 Onward the Next Flight – Moving One

Time & Venue:
10.30am – 12.30pm
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:
17 Oct 2022

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).


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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