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Overview

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 one-day interprofessional symposium, to discuss and share recent evidence as well as experiences in caring for people with dementia.


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

  • Shared Care Approach to Caring for the Older Person with Dementia
  • Epidemiology of Dementia
  • Medical Management of Dementia
  • Behavioural Symptoms in Dementia
  • Exercise Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease
  • Occupational Therapy for People with Dementia
  • Design Thinking: Environment for People with Dementia
  • Innovation in Care Models for Dementia
  • Nursing Patients with Dementia - Acute Care to Homecare Perspective
  • Nursing Patients with Dementia - Intermediate and Long-Term Care Perspective
  • A Caregiver’s Story

Who Should Attend

  • Healthcare professionals and students interested in supporting people with dementia.
  • Non-healthcare professionals interested in improving the quality of life for older adults.

Schedule

8:30am

Registration

Speaker(s)

9:00am

Welcome Remarks

Associate Professor Alan Wong, Cluster Director, SIT

9:15am

– Keynote –

Shared Care Approach to Caring for the Older Person with Dementia

Associate Professor Christine Brown Wilson, The University of Queensland

10:00am

Epidemiology of Dementia

Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

10:30am

Tea Break

11:00am

Medical Management of Dementia

Dr Ng Li Ling, Senior Consultant, Changi General Hospital

11:30am

Behavioural Symptoms in Dementia

Dr Ng Li Ling, Senior Consultant, Changi General Hospital

12:00pm

Exercise Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

Ms Yong Limin, Senior Principal Physiotherapist, NTUC Health

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm

Occupational Therapy for People with Dementia

Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet, Faculty, SIT

2:00pm

Design Thinking: Environment for People with Dementia

Assistant Professor Agnes Xue Lishan, Faculty, SIT

2:30pm

Innovation in Care Models for Dementia

Mr Karthik Tirupathi, CEO, Napier Healthcare Solutions Pte Ltd

3:00pm

Tea Break

3:30pm

Nursing Patients with Dementia - Acute Care to Homecare Perspective

Ms Jasmine Kang, Advanced Practice Nurse, Geriatric Care, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

4:00pm

Nursing Patients with Dementia - Intermediate and Long-Term Care Perspective

Ms Fauziah bte Rahman, Nursing Manager, AMK Thye Hua Kwan

4:30pm

A Caregiver’s Story

Mr Eric Lim, Dementia Caregiver, Mindfulness Psychologist, Brahm Centre Limited

5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Associate Professor Rosy Tay, Faculty, SIT

5:15pm

End of Symposium

Fees

Dates Fees With GST CPE
17 Jul 2017 (Mon), 8:30 am to 5:15 pm $50 $53.50 Max 4
Notes:
• Application deadline: 14 Jul 2017 (Fri).
• GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, LT1A, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 17 Jul 2017 (Mon)
Registration is Closed.

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