FOW is a care model in Singapore which Dementia Singapore (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association, ADA) started in September 2013.
This three-hour enrichment programme is conducted in a small group setting, where persons with dementia are grouped according to their stage of dementia, spoken language, age and educational profile. Each group size varies and is facilitated by 3 to 4 staff. The session provides a continuum of community care for persons with dementia who have completed sessional therapy outpatient programmes and are discharged for community care.
FOW’s cognitive and physically stimulating activities are designed with a social element to foster greater interaction and promote neurogenesis for persons with dementia. FOW complements a full-day dementia daycare programme with shorter hours.
Objectives of the FOW programme
- Persons with dementia must attend with an accompanying caregiver if s/he have an unsteady gait or requires assistance during toileting.
- Diagnosis of dementia by a medical doctor (excludes persons diagnosed with MCI)
- Medical condition(s) must be stable and non-infectious
- Admissions will be approved on a case-by-case basis
Family of Wisdom (Bendemeer)
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre,
Monday to Friday: 9.30am–12.30pm / 2pm–5pm
8020 5006 / 6389 5385
Note: With effect from 1 November 2021, the Family of Wisdom (Tiong Bahru) programme has been discontinued and the Dementia Social Club has been introduced in its place. A new care model, it aims to empower caregivers and persons with dementia, including those with young onset dementia, to make contributions to the Club and the community-at-large.
Potential clients are admitted by referral only, received after he/she has been assessed by Centre Staff at the Centre. The assessment of the potential client will be done through an one-to-one assessment at $50 (before GST).
Upon acceptance to the Family of Wisdom, a one-month refundable deposit is required based on the number of sessions the client is attending. This amount will be refunded in full if/when the service is terminated and if there are no outstanding dues. In the event there are outstanding dues , Dementia Singapore Ltd reserves the rights to offset this amount against the deposit. Payment canbe either in cash, PayNow, internet banking or by cheque, made payable to “Dementia Singapore Ltd – Acc 1”.
For clients who require one-to-one (individual) sessions, it can be arranged subject to availability of staff and space. Charges for individual sessions will be higher than group rates.
|Types of Sessions||Fees Charged per Session|
|Moderate with BPSD / Moderate-severe
Rates quoted above are before GST. All Centre fees charged are subject to GST.
Clients will be charged based on the number of sessions he/she has attended in a month.
“Home-based” and “virtual engagements” is available upon request. Please speak to our Centre Manager to find out more.