Wednesday, 18 July 2018

SAT/21 JULY18 : Monthly Caregivers Sharing Session, Yoga Exercise and Workshop on "Digital Storytelling"


To:  Family Caregivers 


The following programs have been scheduled for the Monthly Talk and Caregivers Sharing Session on 21 July 2018 at the ADFM PJ Day-Care Centre.

Date:  21 July 2018 (Saturday)
Venue:  ADFM PJ Day-Care Centre, No. 6, Lorong 11/8E, Seksyen 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya

Programs:

(1)  11.00am to 12.30pm – Caregivers Sharing Session
“I want to enjoy my time – Activities for Alzheimer’s Clients”

The sharing session will be facilitated by Ms Satiapoorany, ADFM DCS Trainer and retired Nurse Educator.


(2)  12.30pm to 1.15pm - Rejuvenating Chair Yoga” Exercise 

Chair Yoga is a great routine for loosening and strengthening the legs, the back, shoulders and neck, especially for seniors.  It is very gentle and perfect for those with limited mobility.  You will have fun with physical exercises and breathing techniques both the body and the mind.

(3)  1.15pm to 2.00pm - Refreshments


(4)  2.00pm to 4.00pm - “Digital Storytelling Workshop”
Strictly for Family Caregivers and ADFM Volunteers – 20 participants only

This workshop will be conducted by Ms Lily Fu (and her team) who is a caregiver to her Alzheimer’s Mom, Founder of Seniors-Aloud, Blogger, and Gerontologist.

(Note:  For details, please whatsapp: 016 608 2513.)

REGISTRATION:

FREE Admission – Compulsory registration is required for our logistic purposes. 

Please Email to: jenny@adfm.org.my and copy: jennyho8@gmail.com or whatsapp 016 608 2513.


Kind regards,
Jenny
ADFM National Caregivers Support Network:   http://admalaysia.ning.com

ADFM National Caregivers Support Network is an online community platform for caregivers to seek support, information, advice, and share their caregiving challenges and experiences with other caregivers. 

Friday, 13 July 2018

WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH (WAM) 2018 – 8 & 9 SEPTEMBER AT ATRIA SHOPPING GALLERY



Dear All,


ADFM with the Ministry of Health (MOH) is commemorating World Alzheimer's Month under the Theme "Every 3 Second - Someone Develops Dementia" on 8 and 9 September at Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya - complete with awareness talks, caregivers forum, a performance by the Clap and Tap Children Orchestra Malaysia, Drum Circle for Wellness, Free Health Screenings, and a Memory Walk.  A detailed Program will be announced soon.  We are counting on you to join us, no matter your age or ability and capability, to help advance the awareness, care and support for people living with Alzheimer's, Dementia & their caregivers and families – SAVE THE DATE.

Sharing with you herewith is the Advance New Release from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI):

Women contribute over 58 billion hours globally per year to caring for people with dementia, yet receive no wage.

Alzheimer’s Disease International & Karolinska Institutet report shows disproportionate number of women are tasked with the role of informal dementia carer in households globally:

·          Women contribute 71% of informal dementia care hours
·          Informal dementia care provided is equivalent to 40 million full time workers
·          Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia
·          Dementia became a trillion-dollar disease in 2018
·          Employers and labour laws need to adapt to increasing numbers of employees with a care giving role


London, 4 July 2018 – Women continue to be disproportionately affected by dementia as they provide 71% of informal dementia care hours globally, according to a report out today from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and the Karolinska Institutet.

The ADI report, Global estimates of informal care, from lead author Anders Anders Wimo of the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, revealed that the annual global number of informal care hours provided to people with dementia living at home was about 82 billion hours. Women contribute 58 billion (71%) of these hours, highlighting the continued disproportionate gender impact of dementia.

Paola Barbarino, CEO of ADI, says, “This report reveals not only the huge cost to society of providing informal care but the disproportionate impact of dementia on women; as women provide a substantial proportion of informal care. Because of this, women are more likely to reduce their work hours to part time, interrupt careers, or stop work completely, to be able to provide care to someone living with dementia. 

“Not only is there a gender imbalance in informal dementia care, but more women live with dementia than men, the prevalence is higher for women than for men; women are more at risk of developing dementia and the symptoms they live with are often more severe."

“Looking forward, employers and labour laws will need to adapt to increasing numbers of employees with an informal care giving role as the number of people living with dementia increases globally.”

Every three seconds someone develops dementia – yet most people with dementia do not receive a diagnosis or support. Today, almost 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. As populations continue to age, the prevalence of dementia is expected to increase to 152 million people by 2050.

Cost of care for informal caregivers is undoubtedly a complex area but regardless of how the costs are expressed and calculated, it is obvious that the contribution of informal caregivers is substantial. Most informal caregivers are family members and many caregivers express positive experiences in this situation. However, being an informal caregiver can also be stressful in terms of coping, depression, impact on social networks and work patterns and morbidity.

Anders Wimo, from Karolinska Institutet says, “This report reveals the cost of caring for people with dementia is a substantial, yet people with dementia rely a lot on help from an informal carer who receives no paid wage or salary. The major providers of dementia care are the families of the person living with dementia but with different patterns of care in different parts of the world.

In ADI’s 2015 World Alzheimer Report, it estimated the global societal economic impact of dementia to be $US818 billion, a figure now (2018) surpassing $US1 trillion per year.

The Global estimates of informal care report presents global estimates of informal care hours, compares the global distribution of caregiver time estimates, with that of costs, and highlights gender patterns in informal caregivers.

ADI chair Glenn Rees says, “It is high time governments around the world gave a higher priority to training, and to flexible respite and home-based services, to better support the invaluable informal work of carers.”


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

14 & 15 JULY18 Ipoh Perak : Dementia Care SkillsTraining Workshop for Family Carers for Persons with Alheimer's and Dementia



To: Family Carers for persons with Alzheimer's and Dementia,


Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM) jointly with the Perak Dementia Society and supported by KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, will be conducting the DEMENTIA CARE SKILLS (DCS) Training Workshop for family carers (and their care workers) on:


     Date: Saturday,14 July 2018 (9am–5pm), & Sunday, 15 July 2018 (9am–1pm)


Venue: Dewan Anugerah, Level 5, KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital.

Caring for a person with dementia can be very difficult and stressful at times. Dementia not only affects the person living with the condition and the carers but also the entire family. The greatest challenge is on you, the caregiver. With a better understanding of dementia, you can plan for and cope with the challenges that you may encounter in your caregiving journey.

“Dementia Care Skills Training” is a one and half-day interactive training, comprising 4-modules, designed to support you in your caregiving role with essential knowledge and skills to care for the person with dementia, using the Person-Centered Care Approach through sharing of real- life scenarios, group discussions and identify potential strategies for managing caregiver stress.

    Learning Objectives:

Module 1: Impact of Dementia and Person-Centred Care
         Identify the principles of Person Centered Care (PCC)
         Recognize the impact of dementia on person with dementia, and family caregivers
         Identify your own level of stress and self-care strategies
         Identify community resources available to support family caregivers

     Module 2: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
         Understanding behaviour associated with dementia
     •         Identify potential triggers for behaviour associated with dementia
     •         Identify a range of options for supporting the person with dementia

     Module 3: Effective Communication

           Describe the impact of dementia on communication
     •          Identify strategies for effective communication with a person with dementia,                   including: Reality orientation, Validation, Reminiscence

     Module 4: Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement
     •         Recognize the value of promoting engagement with life for a person with dementia
     •         Recognize the value of activity for a person with dementia
     •         Identify ways of adapting activities to meet individual needs

     PROGRAMME
Day 1 Saturday 14 July 18
0830 - 0900

0900 - 1100

1100 - 1115

1115 - 1315


1315 - 1400


1400 - 1600

1600 - 1615
1615 - 1700
Registration

Module 1: Impact of Dementia and Person-Centered Care

Refreshment break

Module 2: Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Photo Session

Lunch break
Module 3 – Effective Communication

Tea break

Interactive Session Q & A
Day 2 Sunday  15 July 18
0830 - 0900

0900 - 1115

1115 – 1130

1130 - 1300
Registration

Module 4 – Purposeful & Meaningful Engagement

Refreshment break

Module 4 (Cont’d) Interactive Session Q & A
Summary

The above training workshop will be conducted by ADFM Team of Dementia Care Skills Trainers, who are retired nursing educators, Ms. Satiapoorany Subramaniam, Ms. Ooi Saw Geok and Ms. Tan Saw Cheang.


Admission Fee: (Day 1) RM 20.00 + (Day 2) RM 10.00
   
     Prior registration Compulsory.

For enquiries & registration:
Dementia Daycare, Ipoh Tel: 05 2411691 (or) Ms. Prema Suria: 019 5446225



     Kind regards.                

7 & 8 JULY18 ADFM Dementia Care Skills Training Workshop at ADFM PJ Day-Care Centre:



To:  Family Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's and Dementia


Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM) will be conducting the DEMENTIA CARE SKILLS (DCS) Training Workshop for Family Caregivers (and their care workers) on:


Date:    Saturday, 7 July 2018 (9.00am – 5.00pm), & 
             Sunday, 8 July 2018 (9.00am – 1.00pm)

Venue:  ADFM PJ Day-Care Centre, No. 6 Lorong 11/8E, Seksyen 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya


Caring for a person with dementia can be very stressful and traumatic at times. Dementia not only affects the person living with the condition, but also the entire family. The greatest challenge is on you, the caregiver. With a better understanding of dementia, you can plan for and cope with the challenges that you may encounter in your caregiving journey.

This one and half-day interactive training comprising 4-modules is designed to support you in your caregiving role with essential knowledge and skills to care for the person with dementia and yourself, using the Person-Centered Care Approach through sharing of real-life scenarios, discussions and identify potential strategies for managing caregiver stress.


Learning Objectives:

Module 1: Impact of Dementia and Person-Centred Care
•     Identify the principles of Person Centered Care (PCC)
•     Recognize the impact of dementia on person with dementia, and family caregivers
•     Identify your own level of stress and self-care strategies
•     Identify community resources available to support family caregivers

Module 2: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
•     Understand behaviour associated with dementia
•     Identify potential triggers for behaviour associated with dementia
•     Identify a range of options for supporting the person with dementia

Module 3: Effective Communication
•       Describe the impact of dementia on communication
•       Identify strategies for effective communication with a person with dementia, including:
        Reality orientation, Validation, Reminiscence

Module 4: Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement
•     Recognize the value of promoting engagement with life for a person with dementia
•     Recognize the value of activity for a person with dementia
•     Identify ways of adapting activities to meet individual needs

PROGRAMME
Day One
Saturday
7 July 18 
0830-0900
0900-1100
1100-1115
1115-1315
1315-1400
1400-1500
1500-1600 
1600-1615
1615-1730
Registration
Module 1: Impact of Dementia and Person-Centered Care
Refreshment break
Module 2: Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Lunch Break / Photo Session
Module 2 (cont’d)
Module 3: Effective Communication
Tea break
Module 3 (cont’d)

Day Two
Sunday
8 July 18
0830-0900
0900-1100
1100-1115
1115-1300 
Registration
Module 4 – Purposeful & Meaningful Engagement
Refreshment break
Module 4 (Cont’d)
Interactive Session
Q & As
Summary


The above training will be facilitated by Team Leader, Geriatrician Dr Khor Hui Min and ADFM Team of Trainers.

FREE Admission and Compulsory Registration for logistic purposes.  Email:   jenny@adfm.org.my / jennyho8@gmail.com or whatsapp 016 608 2513, providing:

(1)    Full Name/s
(2)    Mobile contact
(3)    Email address
(4)    Indicate whether family caregiver or care worker, and
(5)    To whom you are caring for.


Kind regards,
Jenny
016 608 2513
ADFM National Caregivers Support Network:   http://admalaysia.ning.com
ADFM National Caregivers Support Network is an online community platform for caregivers to seek support, information, advice, and share their caregiving challenges and experiences with other caregivers. 

30JUN18 & 01JULY18 Johor Bahru: Dementia Care Skills Training for Family Carers






To:  Family Carers for persons with Alzheimer's and Dementia,

Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM) jointly with JOBADA (Johor Baharu Alzheimer’s Disease Support Association) will be conducting the DEMENTIA CARE SKILLS (DCS) Training Workshop for family caregivers (and their care workers) on:


Date:      Saturday, 30 June 2018 (9.00am – 5.00pm), & 
               Sunday, 1 July 2018 (9.00am – 1.00pm)

Venue:  Johor Bahru Alzheimer’s Disease Support Association (JOBADA), Pusat Alzheimer’s, No. 16 Jalan Sukarela, off Jalan Saksama, Taman Dato’ Onn, Larkin, 80450 Johor Bahru


Caring for a person with dementia can be very stressful and traumatic at times. Dementia not only affects the person living with the condition, but also the entire family. The greatest challenge is on you, the caregiver. With a better understanding of dementia, you can plan for and cope with the challenges that you may encounter in your caregiving journey.

This 12-hourly of one and half-day interactive training comprising 4-modules is designed to support you in your caregiving role with essential knowledge and skills to care for the person with dementia and yourself, using the Person-Centered Care Approach through sharing of real-life scenarios, discussions and identify potential strategies for managing caregiver stress.

Learning Objectives:

Module 1: Impact of Dementia and Person-Centred Care
•     Identify the principles of Person Centered Care (PCC)
•     Recognize the impact of dementia on person with dementia, and family caregivers
•     Identify your own level of stress and self-care strategies
•     Identify community resources available to support family caregivers

Module 2: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
•     Understanding behaviour associated with dementia
•     Identify potential triggers for behaviour associated with dementia
•     Identify a range of options for supporting the person with dementia

Module 3: Effective Communication
•       Describe the impact of dementia on communication
•       Identify strategies for effective communication with a person with dementia, including:
        Reality orientation, Validation, Reminiscence

Module 4: Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement
•     Recognize the value of promoting engagement with life for a person with dementia
•     Recognize the value of activity for a person with dementia
•     Identify ways of adapting activities to meet individual needs

PROGRAMME
Day One
Saturday
30 June 18 
0830 - 0900
0900 - 1100
1100 - 1115
1115 - 1315
1315 - 1400

1400 - 1600
1600 - 1615 
1615 - 1700

Registration
Module 1: Impact of Dementia and Person-Centered Care
Refreshment break
Module 2: Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Photo Session
Lunch break
Module 3 – Effective Communication
Break
Interactive Session
Q & A

Day Two
Sunday
1 July 18
0830 - 0900
0900 - 1115
1115 - 1130
1130 - 1300 
Registration
Module 4 – Purposeful & Meaningful Engagement
Refreshment break
Module 4 (Cont’d)
Interactive Session
Q & A
Summary

ADFM Team of Trainers / Facilitators:
(1)     Geriatrician, Dr Goh Cheng Beh
(2)     Physiotherapist, Mr Edwin Tay

Admission fees:  FREE for family caregivers and RM30.00 for Institutions.

For enquiries & registration:

Email: jobadajohor@gmail.com
Tel: 07 2222016 / 0127091277                  

Providing:
(1)        Full name/s
(2)        Mobil contact
(3)        Email address
(4)        Indicate whether family caregiver or care worker, and
(5)        To whom you are caring for.

  
Best regards.