It is estimated that in Singapore, there will be more than 24, 000 cases by the year 2030, and this figure is still increasing with the aging population.
Dementia is common among elderly and is well recognised over the world to be a serious problem in healthcare. It can impact economy by the increase in healthcare cost as well as creating social and caring issues. Therefore there is a need to raise awareness in the society about dementia and how the elderly with dementia can be cared for at home.
When caregivers are well equipped with knowledge and skills in regulating and caring the elderly with dementia, hospitalisation rate is reduced, institutionalisation is delayed and the quality of life is maintained.
Who should attend
Family members and relatives of the dependent elderly in their households will benefit from the course.
Course Content (Learning outcomes):
Module One - Understand dementia and different stages of dementia
After Module One, learners will be able to:
- display the understanding of what dementia is
- name common types of dementia
- recognise symptoms in different stages of dementia
Module Two - Communicate with the elderly suffering from dementia, taking into account of progressive and variable nature of dementia
After Module Two, learners will be able to:
- communicate effectivley with the dementia patient, bearing in mind the sensitive nature of dementia
Module Three - Plan and provide appropriate activities to maintain self-esteem, skills and health of clients with dementia
After Module Three, learners will be able to:
- show understanding of clients' needs and capabilities
- design, tailor and balance activites
- work with family on the care
Mode of delivery
This is a classroom based course, facilitated with experienced lecturers, role plays (hands-on practice/practicals/demonstrations) and group discussions. These will be supplemented by case study and individual presentation. Classroom environment will be simulated to be in HDB housing environment.
Student attendance at all lesson sessions will be monitored and should be maintained to a minimum level of 75% attendance.
Any student who fails to attain this minimum attendance requirement will be assessed as "Not Competent".
2 days (14 hours)
Language of Instruction
English, however, Mandarin course is available on demand.
The minimum number of students required before a course commences is 15.
Students are notified 2 weeks in advance should course not commence.
Release of Transcript and Certificate
A student's certificate or letter of recommendation will not be released until all financial obligations are satisfied in full. A student with outstanding fees will not be allowed to enroll in a subsequent course until all fees are paid.
Deadline for Application
15 days before commencement
To graduate, a student must have completed all modules.
Main caregivers of seniors or persons with disabilities who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents
Course fee: S$ 210 (excluding GST at prevailing rate)
• Payment of fee is in Singapore Dollars.
• Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer
Fees & Funding
Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: