Thursday, 25 March 2010

Training Course : Dementia Care-Quality of Life Approach

Dear Caregivers/Members,

ADFM is organizing a one day training course on "Dementia Care-Quality of Life Approach" on 17 April 2010.


Title: Dementia Care – “Quality of Life Approach”
Date: Saturday, 17 April 2010
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: Rumah Alzheimer’s at No. 6, Lorong 11/8E, Petaling Jaya

Trainer: Mr Willie Kwa resides in UK and is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia Executive Committee. He is also a Retired Mental Health Practitioner and a member of the West Norfolk Branch Alzheimer’s Society, UK.

People with Dementia, despite their disabilities and changes due to the illness are able to experience pleasure and satisfaction. The disease does not remove a person's ability to appreciate, respond to and experience feelings such as pain, anger, fear, joy, love or sadness. Quality of life approach to care is one way of ensuring these abilities of a person are sustained throughout the course of the illness and that of the caregiver.

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has identified raising awareness of dementia among the general population and among health workers and all care givers as a global priority, therefore, it is for us who are privileged to have the knowledge to ensure dementia awareness is heightened where and when possible.

09.00am–09.30am : Arrival of Participants & Registration
09.30am–09.35am : Welcome Address by Datuk Dr Yim Khai Kee, Chairman, Executive Committee, ADFM
09.35am-10.15am : Challenges of Dementia by Mr Wille Kwa, Retired Nursing Manager, UK
10.15am-10.45am : Normal Ageing

10.45am–11.00am : Coffee Break

11.00am–11.30am : Handling of Elderly by Ms Tracy Chan, B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy), U of Sydney
11.30am–12.15pm : Dementia Care Based on “Quality of Life Approach”
12.15pm–12.30pm : Q & A

12.30 pm–01.30pm : Lunch Break

01.30pm–02.15pm : Brain and Behaviour Video + Commentaries
02.15pm–03.00pm : Behaviour Management
03.00pm–03.45pm : Activity Principles for Dementia Care
03.45pm–04.30pm : Quality Checklist on Dementia Care Services
04.30pm–04.45pm : Q & A
04.45pm : Tea and Adjourn

Those interested are requested to register and pay early due to limited space. Attendance will be registered with a donation of RM20/- per participant. Please contact Janet/Kwan/Sim at Tel: 603 7956 2008 or Email: for registration and payment.

Closing Date Friday, 9 April 2010.