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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 Title

Duration (Hrs)

Foundational Module

Nature and Impact of Dementia


Core Module 1

Person-Centred Care


Core Module 2

Behavioural Communication


Core Module 3

Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement


Elective Module

Palliative Care Approach


Total Hours:


SNB-CPE points will be awarded.

The Core Module 2 – Behavioural Communication aims to equip learners with strategies for effective communication with persons living with dementia, and facilitate understanding of behaviour change as a means of communicating unmet needs, so as to apply a range of options to manage the impact of behaviour change.

  1. Describe the impact of dementia on communication
  1. Identify strategies for effective communication with a person with dementia
  1. Understand behaviour associated with dementia
  1. Identify potential triggers for behaviour associated with dementia
  1. Identify a range of options for managing the impact of behaviour change
  1. Identify signs that would alert you to the possibility of elder abuse

Course Content

• Impact of Dementia on communication

• The ‘ACCAS’ framework for communicating with persons with dementia

• Effective communication approaches

• Behaviour associated with dementia

• Potential triggers

• Developing interventions

• Elder Abuse

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.


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).

Competency Mapping (DCCF)

Care Interaction with Persons with Dementia

Behaviours of Concern

Additional Information:

For any enquiries, please email Joyce / Chandeni at

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Core Module 2 - Behavioural Communication (Basic) - 2022

By Dorine Lee


$ 189.00

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