Foundations Of Person-Centered Dementia Care

Foundations Of Person-Centered Dementia Care

KWSH-BEH-01 (Basic)

Course Overview

This course is intended for front-line care staff and volunteers who would like to be equipped with the skills to care for people living with dementia in a variety of settings including the family home, centre-based services, and residential care facilities. It aims to provide the participants an introduction to dementia care, focusing on:

  • Understanding causes and symptoms;
  • Understanding the principles of person centred care;
  • Communication techniques for interacting effectively with people with dementia;
  • Recognising and responding to behaviour that may be exhibited by people with dementia;
  • Understanding the importance of engagement through activity for the person with dementia;
  • Understanding palliative care for persons with dementia

Target Participants

Front-line care staff or volunteers working in centre-based or home-based services, as well as residential care.

Course Details

Date/ Time

Run 7 : 12  – 18 August 2020 via online (12 Aug/17Aug/18Aug –  AM session; 14 Aug – Full day )

Run 8 : 5 – 9 November


Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

KWSH is delivering the course in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA).

Ms Cai Suqi

Cai Suqi is a registered social worker. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Social Work and has acquired extensive experience in both acute and community settings. She has a strong interest in older adults and dementia. Suqi was the Centre Manager of the ADA Caregiver Support Centre and played a critical role in the development of the Eldersit Respite Care Services. She later ventured into training and consultancy work and attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Ms Fong Yoke Leng

Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse with many years of experience in managing social, rehabilitation and dementia day centres. As the lead trainer for the ADA Family Caregiver Training Programme, she has inspired many caregivers with her dynamic training style and passion for dementia care. She holds a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia, and has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

*Course is available via e-learning mode*

Course Fees: $644.73 (inclusive 7% GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System. Go to the following URL:

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300