Dementia Care: Managing Behaviours through Meaningful Engagement
Dementia Care: Managing Behaviours through Meaningful Engagement
Classroom style training

Who should attend

Caregivers (Family members or Foreign Domestic Workers) who need to acquire basic caregiving skills for day to day care.

Course overview

This course encourages empowerment for Caregivers to care for their loved one with dementia. It equips Caregivers with the knowledge and skills to manage behaviours, create fixed routines and engage the elderly with dementia. Caregivers will also learn ways to take care of themselves as well as get an overview of the various resources available to support them in their journey as a Caregiver for an individual with dementia.

Learning outcome

  • Caregiver will be able to apply learnt skills and knowledge on dementia caregiving to improve the quality of care.
  • Caregiver will be able to engage their loved one more confidently using appropriate activities within the home setting which will in turn improve the quality of life for both the Caregiver and the person with dementia.

Course duration

  • 4 hours

Mode(s) of training

  • Classroom based
  • One trainer to a minimum of 8 participants (Maximum 20 participants)
  • Demonstration with role play and case studies
  • Classes can be conducted in English


51 Goldhill Plaza, #08-05, S308900

Course Outline
Topic 1: Person Centred Care
Ability to regard every Dementia person as a unique individual
Understand the importance of engaging them with respect and understanding
Topic 2: Falls and Abscondment
List the most common factors that contribute to fall among the elderly
Identify risk factors that can increase the likelihood of falls among elderly
List the steps that should be followed if your loved one falls
Identify consequences of Abscondment
Apply interventions to prevent Abscondment
List the steps to take during Abscondment
Topic 3: Behaviour Triggers
Identify the different type of triggers
Identify risk factors that can increase the likelihood of falls among elderly
Topic 4: Challenging Behaviours
Understand the common negative behaviours
Identify primary goals of managing these behaviours
Topic 5: Engaging with Activities
Identify simple ideas of activities
List the benefits of providing meaningful activities

About the trainer

The training will be done by certified professional nursing staff who have relevant experience in managing dementia patients in a home and institutional setting.


Course fee
Before AIC Grant
Course fee
After AIC Grant
for CTG
for HCG

*Course fees shown are final and are inclusive of any additional costs.
**Subject to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipient’s CTG which is capped at $200 a year.


Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)

The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) provides families and Caregivers with a subsidy when they apply for training to care for the care recipient at home.

The CTG allows Caregivers to tap on a $200 annual subsidy to attend CTG-approved training courses. This grant is administered by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).

The amount of $200 is allocated to each care recipient every financial year (starting from Apr to Mar the following year).

Care Recipient's Nationality
The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Complete Training
The Caregiver must complete the training course and receive a certificate of attendance if there is one.
Care Recipient's Age and Needs
The care recipient must be aged 65 and older, OR have a disability as assessed by a doctor.
The Caregiver must be the person in charge of caring for the recipient (this can include family members and foreign domestic workers)

Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)

The HCG is a $200 monthly cash payout given to patients who have at least permanent moderate disability, i.e. always require some assistance to perform 3 or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Each patient is eligible for only 1 HCG, regardless of the number of caregivers the patient has.

You can use the payout to defray caregiving expenses, such as the costs of eldercare and caregiver support services in the community, or hiring of a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW).

Household Means Test
- Household monthly income per person is $2,800 or less; or
- Annual value of property for household without income is $13,000 or less

Require Permanent Assistance with ADLs
- Always require some assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Feeding, Bathing, Toileting, Dressing, Mobility, Transferring
- Singapore citizen; or
- Permanent resident (with a parent, child or spouse who is a Singapore Citizen).
Lives in Singapore
Not in a residential long-term care institution (e.g. nursing home)


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