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​IGA aims to improve the health, independence, safety and quality of life of older persons through education.

We offer an array of educational and training activities for:

Our programmes for healthcare professionals aim to equip them with the ability to deliver patient-centric, holistic care to improve the health, independence, safety & quality of life of older persons.​

​These educational videos are developed to demonstrate the correct administration of the Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT), used as screening tools to detect cognitive impairment. This tool is not meant to be the sole test for the diagnosis of dementia.

Battling the new Giants of Geriatric Medicine - Frailty & Sarcopenia

This Masterclassis delivered by our multi-disciplinary team from Tan Tock Seng Hospital and specially customisedto equip healthcare professionals with current best practices, skills and knowledge necessary to care for older adults.

Event Details

9 Nov 2019, Saturday l 12.30 – 5.30pm

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This series 1.5-hour sessions is designed to help older persons take better care of themselves and equip caregivers with more confidence and competence to become even better caregivers. 

Coverage of topics include understanding the ageing process, nutritional and medication aspects, common geriatric conditions such as chronic pain, falls dementia, incontinence, building a support network, etc.

Key Features

Educational talks, interactive activities, practical tips.

Upcoming Event

In partnership with Teck Ghee RC.

Registration Details

Please email to IGA@ttsh.com.sg if you wish to be placed on the priority list for our next run.

Our Ageing with Meaning: GRACE (Gradual Retirement Activities for the Community Elderly)programme is designed to prepare older adults for the next phase of their life – retirement.

It is designed by an interdisciplinary team of Geriatrics-trained professionals who are involved and interested in the care of the older adults. It focuses not just on engagement of the older adults in activities but also on the empowerment of knowledge with individualisation of steps towards behavioural change that will result in meaningful ageing.

The GRACE (Gradual Retirement Activities for the Community Elderly) workshops aim to:

  1. Equip older adults with knowledge and skills and take active steps to set goals and age actively,
  2. Individualise their health screenings and exercise prescription to allow them to enjoy ageing based on their needs and requirements, and
  3. Empower them with resources to attain mastery of active ageing concepts and practice, to become ambassadors of active ageing.

A consultant geriatrician will be the overall coordinator for the workshop, with all sessions facilitated by trained multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals.

Key Features

GRACE-Engaged: 6 sessions

  • introduces participants to concepts of active ageing
  • provides background knowledge on topics
  • deepens participants’ understanding through applied activities during sessions

GRACE-Enabled:8 sessions

  • follows up with the same participants over the next months
  • personalised programme
  • focuses on a few areas including individual health plan and physical activity, nutrition, cognition and well-being

GRACE-Empowered: 6 sessions

  • envisions the older adults to i) participate in intergenerational activities with the younger generation, ii) volunteer in our programme and iii) organise and participate in like-minded group activities together as a community

Programme Details

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Registration Details

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Seats are limited and registration is on the first-come-first-serve basis.

For enquiries, please contact IGA at 6359 6330 / 6331. Thank you.

*National Silver Academy (NSA)funding is applicable to Singaporeans and PRs aged 50 and above.

About the National Silver Academy (NSA)

The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary educationinstitutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) andcommunity-based organisations (CBOs) that offer learning opportunities forseniors. Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can attend short courseswhich touch on a wide range of life-skills in addition to work-skills.

For selected courses at IGA, the final fee payable by seniors(both Singaporeans and PRs) takes into account the support given by the governmentto community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

Find out more about National Silver Academy at www.nsa.org.sg

The Falls Awareness Day (FAD) and World Alzheimer’s Day (WAD) are annually organized in Jul and September respectively to reach out to the community and general public

Falls Awareness Day is a public educational outreach event that aims to create awareness of falls prevention amongst older persons.

World Alzheimer’s Day is a public educational outreach event that aims to raise awareness on dementia and reduce the risk of developing dementia.

Key Features

Educational talks, interactive activities, practical tips.

Upcoming Event

Stay tuned for more updates for FAD and WAD 2019.

Registration Details

FAD and WAD are open to public with no prior registration necessary. Please email to IGA@ttsh.com.sg if you wish to be placed on the priority list for our next run.

IGA, in partnership with Straits Times Press (STP), proudly presents our first of its kind local caregiver’s guide!

Ageing with Grace: The Complete Caregiver’s Guide

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Ageing with Grace: The Complete Caregiver’s Guide is a comprehensive resource that serves as a practical guide towards graceful ageing, empowering patients with skills to manage their own health (physical, mental and emotional) and equipping caregivers with knowledge and ‘know-hows’ in the ageing process, and sensitively discusses end-of-life conversations.

The handbook on holistic caregiving offers practical tools, comprehensive information and support. It helps the caregiver better understand the current issues of the older adult, anticipate future challenges, and be well prepared for the journey ahead. The older adult can continue to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. The caregiver too, will be able to find peace of mind as he tends to his loved one.

This valuable guide puts together the minds and hearts of more than forty geriatricians, family physicians, palliative care physicians and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals intimately involved in the care of older adults.

Ageing with Grace: The Complete Caregiver’s Guide is available for sale at:

  • All major bookstores,
  • Centre for Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Annex 2 B1
  • Heritage Museum, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Level 1

Voices from the Heart: Living with Dementia

Voices from the Heart: Living with Dementia is yet another piece of valuable reference for family caregivers, healthcare professionals and persons with dementia, packed full of first-hand information and exhaustively covering the key issues.

Authored by the TTSH Cognition and Memory Disorders Service team, this labour of love is produced in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Singapore and Straits Times Press. 

Voices from the Heart: Living with Dementia is available for sale in 3 languages at:

IGA, in collaboration with our partners, has developed multiple educational resources that serve to benefit our patients, caregivers, community and the general public.

Take Charge of Your Health Booklet

This booklet contains 20 tips to provide older adults with general suggestions on how to improve your health and well-being.

Download PDF in the following languages:

Safety at Home Booklet

This booklet shares tips on how to make the home safer for persons with dementia.

TTSH-Safety-Dementia-English.pdf

Dementia Care

This opening video shares the general approach to address challenging behaviours in persons with dementia, and the common neuropsychiatric symptoms according to dementia severity. The behavioural and psychological symptoms are grouped in clusters in the videos below for ease of learning.

 

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Psychomotor

Psychomotor symptoms include agitation, irritability and aberrant motor behaviour. These videos show some situations that may arise, and share general tips for the caregivers on how to deal with such behaviours effectively.

Note: There are 3 videos in this Psychomotor playlist. To view each behaviour, you may click on the ‘Playlist’ button on the top left corner for individual selection.

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Psychosis

Psychosis symptoms include delusion and hallucination. These videos show some situations that may arise, and share general tips for the caregivers on how to deal with such behaviours effectively.

Note: There are 2 videos in this Psychosis playlist. To view each behaviour, you may click on the ‘Playlist’ button on the top left corner for individual selection.

 

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Affective Syndrome

Symptoms of affective syndrome include depression and anxiety. These videos show some situations that may arise, and share general tips for the caregivers on how to deal with such behaviours effectively.

Note: There are 2 videos in this Affective Syndrome playlist. To view each behaviour, you may click on the ‘Playlist’ button on the top left corner for individual selection.

 

If you are not able to view the video, click here.


Manic Syndrome

Symptoms of affective syndrome include depression and anxiety. These videos show some situations that may arise, and share general tips for the caregivers on how to deal with such behaviours effectively.

Note: There are 2 videos in this Affective Syndrome playlist. To view each behaviour, you may click on the ‘Playlist’ button on the top left corner for individual selection.

 

If you are not able to view the video, click here.


Other Behaviours

Other behavioural symptoms include apathy, sleep disturbances and loss of appetite. These videos show some situations that may arise, and share general tips for the caregivers on how to deal with such behaviours effectively.

Note: There are 3 videos in this Other Behaviours playlist. To view each behaviour, you may click on the ‘Playlist’ button on the top left corner for individual selection.

 

If you are not able to view the video, click here.


Dementia Care: Closing

Good dementia care focuses not just on the disease, but also the person behind it. We hope these videos have been helpful in your caregiving journey for persons with dementia.

 

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Living with Dementia

Persons with dementia may have impaired judgment, especially for more advanced stages of dementia. We believe that safety at home is of paramount importance in caring for persons with dementia. Ensuring that the home environment is uncluttered will eliminate tripping hazards.

This one-room HDB flat exhibit incorporates various home safety adaptations that caregivers for persons with dementia can learn from.

We aim to encourage caregivers to create a supportive home environment for persons with dementia, so that they will adapt easily to their surroundings and in turn, will encourage activities and independence at home.

 

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General Resources

  1. Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) 
  2. Family Service Centres (FSCs) 
  3. Ministry of Health (MOH)  
  4. Singapore Hospice Council 
  5. TOUCH Caregiver Support 

Support Groups

  1. Breast Cancer Foundation 
  2. Osteoporosis Society 
  3. Parkinson’s Disease Society 
  4. Singapore Cancer Society 
  5. Singapore Heart Foundation 
  6. The Diabetic Society of Singapore 
  7. The National Kidney Foundation  

Advance Care Planning

  1. Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) 
  2.  Video on ACP 
  3. Advance Care Planning (Australia) 
  4. Advance Care Planning (Canada) 
  5. Advanced Directive – Making Your Wishes Known 
  6. Ageing with Dignity 
  7. Caring Connections 
  8. Gundersen Health System 
  9. Prepare! 

Home Care and Support Services

  1. ECON Home Care Services 
  2. MW Medical Pte Ltd 
  3. Nicole Consultancy Pte Ltd 
  4. Rasa Sayang Healthcare  Tel: 6292-4418 / 8126-0909 (24 hrs)

Hospice Care Providers and Services

  1. AIC HOME program 
  2. Assisi Hospice 
  3. Bright Vision Hospital 
  4. Dover Park Hospice 
  5. HCA Hospice Care 
  6. Metta Hospice Care 
  7. MWS Home Hospice 
  8. St Joseph’s Home 

Dementia Care Resources - Diagnosis and Treatment

  1. Changi General Hospital, Geriatric Clinic 
  2. Institute of Mental Health, Psychogeriatric Clinic 
  3. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 
  4. National Neuroscience Institute, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Clinic 
  5. National University Hospital, Neuroscience Clinic 
  6. Singapore General Hospital, Department of Neurology/ Geriatric Medicine Clinic 
  7. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Centre for Geriatric Medicine 

Dementia Day Care Centres

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Association
    • New Horizon Centre – Toa Payoh
    • New Horizon Centre – Bukit Batok
    • New Horizon Centre – Tampines
    • New Horizon Centre – Jurong Point
  2. Apex Harmony Lodge 
  3. Peacehaven Bedok, Multi-service Centre 
  4. SASCO Day Activity Centre 
  5. Sunlove Dementia Day Care Centre 
  6. Sunshine Welfare Action Mission(SWAMI) Dementia Day Care Centre 
  7. Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens (Day Care Centre) 
  8. Yong-En Care Centre 

Nursing Homes with Dementia Ward

  1. Apex Harmony Lodge 
  2. Lions Home for the Elders 
  3. Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens 
  4. Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home 
  5. Salvation Army Peacehaven Hope Resident Living Area (Dementia Hostel)  
  6. Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) Home 

Training in Dementia Care

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Association (For caregivers and domestic helpers) 
  2. Hua Mei Training Academy of TSAO Foundation (For caregivers) 
  3. Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment and Treatment Service (APCATS), Institute of Mental Health 
  4. Community Psychogeriatric Programme (CPGP), Changi General Hospital 
  5. Nanyang Polytechnic School of Health Sciences (Nursing) (For Healthcare providers with dementia workload and public interested in dementia care) 
  6. Social Service Training Institute, The NCSS Academy (For social service and community sector staff and volunteers for professional, skills and volunteer development training programmes) 

Home-based Care

  1. Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment and Treatment Service (APCATS), Institute of Mental Health 
  2. Community Psychogeriatric Programme (CPGP), Changi General Hospital 

Eldercare and Activities

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) 
  2. Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) 
  3. Caregiving Welfare Association (CWA) 
  4. Care Corner Singapore 
  5. Centre for Seniors 
  6. Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) 
  7. Council for Third Age 
  8. Eldercare Service Locator 
  9. Health Promotion Board (HPB) 
  10. National Council of Social Services (NCSS) 
  11. National Silver Academy 
  12. SG Enable 
  13. Singapore Silver Pages 
  14. TOUCH Community Services 
  15. Tsao Foundation 

Eldercare Services and Assistive Equipment

  1. Assisted Living 
  2. DNR Wheels 
  3. Lifeline Corporation 
  4. Rehab Mart 
  5. SeniorCare  


















2019/08/13
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