Dementia Awareness Workshop
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The course aims to foster a dementia-friendly society by providing quality care and support to persons with dementia, and enabling members of the community through advocacy and training. This course will also debunk myths and shed light to the effects and challenges of communication with people with dementia. At the end of the course, participants will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of dementia, assist those with dementia in distress and tap on the appropriate community resources to assist persons with dementia.
Nett Fee after Government subsidy S$21.75
3 hours over 1 session
17 Jan 2024
20 Bendemeer Road, BS Bendemeer Centre #01-02, Singapore 339914
Course information is accurate as provided by course provider on 26 May 2023. For more information, please contact the course provider.
Karen LimKaren has more than seven years of experience in the eldercare and dementia-care sectors. She is DSG's most visible face in public education and community engagement. She is trained in DSG's Person-Centred Care approach, and constantly updates her knowledge of dementia-care trends through the courses conducted by Dementia Singapore Academy, the Agency for Integrated Care and Social Service Institute. Her command of both English and Mandarin enables her to reach out to hundreds of volunteers, allied healthcare professionals, and members of the public through public talks that explain dementia in layman terms, and address the unwarranted stigma and myths behind the condition.
Joanne LoyJoanne is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with DSG. She is also a certified Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User) by University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. Joanne has conducted training sessions for family and professional caregivers. She is passionate about dementia care and is actively involved in public education on dementia awareness, including raising dementia awareness among seniors at Senior Activity Centres. Prior to becoming a full fledged trainer, Joanne was a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA, where her main role was to provide guidance and teach eldercare workers on ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home.
Yang ChekYang Chek holds a Master of Nursing from National University of Singapore and she built her more than 40 years of nursing career in the public hospitals and nursing homes. Her nursing role also involves training healthcare workers and allied health professionals. With her passion in training and sharing, she has been a regular trainer with Dementia Singapore to train caregivers and foreign domestic workers.
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