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Facilitate Meaningful Interaction with Persons with Dementia

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The course will enable participants to gain a basic understanding of the challenges faced by persons with dementia, and how to engage them meaningfully with effective communication strategies. By the end of the course, participants will be able to recognise signs and symptoms of dementia and assist those in distress as well as gain the knowledge to employ effective communication strategies to engage with them meaningfully.

Course Details

Nett Fee after Government subsidy S$58.00

SkillsFuture Credit Eligible


Dementia Singapore



7 hours over 2 sessions


6856 4611


08 Mar 2024


Open in December 2023


20 Bendemeer Road, BS Bendemeer Centre #01-02, Singapore 339914


Karen Lim

Joanne Loy

Yang Chek

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Trainer's Profile

Karen Lim

Karen 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 Loy

Joanne 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 Chek

Yang 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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