Date: Thu, August 17, 2017 — Fri, August 18, 2017

To promote awareness and understanding of dementia, since 1995, Tsao Foundation and HMTA have created public education campaigns and developed training programmes targeted at health professionals and caregivers. Caring for an older person with dementia is a challenging task hence it is vital to educate and train caregivers involved.

This interactive workshop aims to provide an introduction to some of the fundamental issues of ageing and caregiving. Through this course, participants will learn the basic skills and knowledge to effectively manage the day-to-day care of an older person with dementia.

Who should attend
Caregivers who need to assist their elderly loved ones who require assistance with their activities of daily living (ADL), such as showering, dressing and personal hygiene.

Course outline
Day 1: 9am to 5.00pm
Key Topics:

- Theory and practical understanding of dementia
- Effective communications and techniques for older person (incl. role-play)
- Understanding and resolving communication issues pertaining to dementia
- Identifying and resolving communication issues hurdles
- Person Centred Care
- Approach and principles associated to aged care and dementia care

Day 2: 9am to 5.00 pm
Key Topics

- Understanding and coping with challenging behaviors
- The ABC of Behaviour Management
- Understanding of therapeutic activities, their importance in dementia care and application
- Techniques for stress management and mindfulness
- Self-care tips for caregivers

Course details
Duration: 14 hours (including 15mins Q&A)
Date: 17th to 18th Aug 2017 (2nd Batch)
Fee: (Before CTG*) $210.00 (Inclusive of GST) / (After CTG) $10 (Subject to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipient’s
CTG which is capped at $200 per year)
Venue: TBA
Registration: To register, please contact:
Fabian at 6593 9547, fabianchong@tsaofoundation.org

*About CTG
CTG, or Caregiver Training Grant, is a training fee subsidy administered by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). An amount of S$200 is given out in the form of training fee subsidy for caregivers for each financial year. Care recipients must be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents above the age of 65 or have a disability (as certified by a Singapore-registered doctor).

To find out more, go to https://www.silverpages.sg/CTG