Course Code
DSG-BPS-B-002D
Description

Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Disease International. Based on Person-Centred Care principles, the course emphasises on bestowing personhood on the person with dementia as a social being, providing recognition, respect, and trust (Kitwood, 2011).

This course consists of 5 modules:

Module

Module Title

Duration (Hrs)

Foundational Module

Nature and Impact of Dementia

3.5

Core Module 1

Person-Centred Care

3.5

Core Module 2

Behavioural Communication

6

Core Module 3

Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement

6

Elective Module

Palliative Care Approach

3.5

Total Hours:

22.5

SNB-CPE points will be awarded.

The Core Module 3Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to promote meaningful activity and engagement to meet individual needs of persons living with dementia.

  1. Recognise the value of promoting activity and engagement with life for a person with dementia
  1. Identify goals of engagement to promote different aspects of wellbeing
  1. Identify ways of adapting activities to meet individual needs
  1. Develop an individualised activity plan for a person with dementia

Course Content

• Workplace learning

• Promote wellbeing through engagement

• Goals of engagement

• Levels of engagement

• Choosing suitable activities

Who Should Attend

This module is intended for front-line care staff and volunteers who would like to be equipped with a basic understanding of how to care for people living with dementia in a variety of settings including the family home, centre-based services, and residential care facilities.

Competency Mapping (DCCF)

Care Interaction with Persons with Dementia

Enriching Lives

Trainer

Ms Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse with many years of experience in managing social, rehabilitation and dementia day centres. As one of the lead trainers for the ADA Training Programmes, she has inspired many caregivers with her dynamic training style and passion for dementia care. Fong was formerly the Centre Manager of Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s New Horizon Centres at Jurong Point and Tampines, and the coordinator for the MINDVital and MINDActive programmes at the Centre of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. These programmes were for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the Cognitive and Memory Disorders Service. Fong holds a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia, and has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Additional Information:

For any enquiries, please contact Denise/Joyce at 63895102 or email us at academy@dementia.org.sg

Please click on ‘Express your interest’ to sign up now!

Click here to download the course brochure.

Training Hours
6
Topics include:
Dementia
Face to Face

Core Module 3 - Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement (Basic)

By Dorine Lee

Price

$ 189.00

Full Course Fees (before GST)
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