Dementia Care at Home

Dementia Care at Home

For caring for seniors at different stages of dementia

Get Trained By :
Local Licensed Registered Nurses

Who is the course for?

Family members and Foreign Domestic Workers providing care for an individual with dementia at home.

Course Details

4 hours
Course Mode:
English or Bahasa Melayu.
Eligible Grant(s):
Caregivers Training Grant may be used
Course Fee:

Course Fee before (CTG Grant): $200.00

Course Fee after (CTG Grant): $10.00*

*(Subject to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipient’s CTG which is capped at $200 per year)


In this course, caregivers will be introduced to dementia, taught on the early signs and symptoms of dementia and educated on how to manage and support emotional and behavioural changes. Caregivers will also be trained on communication techniques and how to create or modify activities to engage a person with dementia.

Course Outline

Understanding Dementia

  • What is dementia
  • Diseases that contribute to dementia
  • Early signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Effects of Dementia on a person
  • How and where to seek help and treatment
  • Coming to terms with having dementia

Emotional and Behavioural Changes

  • Recognising the common emotional and behavioural changes in elderly with dementia
  • Coping with the emotional and behavioural changes
  • Managing the emotional and behavioural changes
  • Communication techniques when interacting with a person with dementia.
  • Verbal, non-verbal (pictures and gestures) and body language.
  • Creating activities to engage a person with dementia based on his or her needs, interests and abilities
  • Modifying activities to engage and cater to a person with dementia

Psychological Care

  • Recognising signs and symptoms of caregiver stress
  • Prevention of caregiver stress
  • Community resources and support groups

How to Apply

Downlod CTG Application Form

To apply for training under Caregivers Training Grant, please download and complete the following CTG Application Form. Email a softcopy of the completed form together with the supporting documents listed on page 1 of the form to us at

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