In Singapore, one in 10 people aged 60 and above has dementia. This number is expected to double by 2030. It is a public health priority for health professionals to adopt an evidence-based approach that can effectively diagnose the condition for early and optimal medical management.

As dementia is commonly misperceived as a normal part of ageing, it is crucial that caregivers recognise the early signs of dementia and are equipped with dementia-specific training to support people living with dementia and provide them with a quality of life.

Join fellow health professionals in this 2-day interprofessional symposium, to discuss and share recent evidence as well as experiences in caring for people with dementia.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Who Should Attend

Any healthcare professionals interested in the health and rehabilitation of elder people with dementia and other chronic conditions.


Day 1 – Living with Dementia
Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:15am Healthy ageing - Maintaining Brain Health For Older People Prof Christine Brown-Wilson
10:00am Developing Dementia Eco- system: Sharing our journey Dr Tan Weng Mooi, Chief, Community Mental Health Division, Agency for Integrated Care
10:30am Morning Coffee & Networking
11:00am Ageing without dementia Dr Ng Tze Pin
11:30am Early signs and symptoms of dementia Classification of Alzheimer’s disease Progression of non-Alzheimer’s dementia Dr Lim Jun Pei, Geriatrics Department,Tan Tock Seng Hospital
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Imaging and dementia Mr Christopher Lai
2:00pm Voice of the person with dementia and their carer in person centred care Prof Christine Brown-Wilson
2:45pm Lived experience of person with dementia and caregiver Dr Davynn Tan/ Ms Katherine Lim and Ms Belinda Seet, Ms Jacqueline Sim and Ms Cheryl Tan, persons with dementia and caregivers, Voices for Hope Program, Alzheimer’s Disease Association
3:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Caregiver’s story Mr Eric Lim
4:30pm Panel discussion – Reflections on the day Prof Christine Brown-Wilson
Mr Eric Lim
Dr Davynn Tan
5:00pm Closing Remarks

Day 2 – Supporting People with Dementia
Time Topic Speaker
9:00am Registration
9:15am Shared care approach to caring for the older person with dementia Prof Christine Brown-Wilson
10:00am Design thinking: environment for people with dementia Asst Prof Agnes Xue
10:30am Morning Coffee & Networking
11:00am Medical management of dementia Dr Simon Ting Kang Seng
11:30am Nursing people with dementia – acute care to homecare perspective Ms Jasmine Kang
12:00pm Nursing people with dementia – ILTC (community care sector) perspective Ms Fauziah Binte Rahman
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Evidence-based OT management for people with dementia Dr Davynn Tan
2:00pm Exercise therapy for Alzheimer’s disease Ms Beh Soot Yee
2:30pm Speech pathology in management of people with dementia Ms Peh Hui Peng
3:00pm Innovation in care models Mr Tirupathi Karthik
3:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Community / Transdisciplinary approach supporting persons with dementia living at home Mr Stephen Chan ADA, Head of Care Giver Support
4:30pm Panel discussion – Reflections on the day Prof Christine Brown-Wilson
Ms Jasmine Kang 
Mr Stephen Chan ADA
5:00pm Closing remarks


Category Fee
Symposium $200.00 (excludes GST)

Promo Code

Category Promo Code Validity
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Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Date 13 May 2019 (Mon) to
14 May 2019 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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