Saturday, 28 July 2012



“Sharing The Caring Today, Hope For The Future”
You are cordially invited to attend the above seminar/workshop to be held at:

Venue :   Genting International Convention Centre Hall (GICCH),
First World Hotel, Genting
 Date : 12 October 2012 - 13 October 2012

The objective of this seminar/workshop is two pronged i.e., (1) to help people afflicted with the disease and their caregivers, and (2) to create greater awareness among the general public.  We have lined up a team of specialists in their field from as far as Hong Kong and Singapore.  Many local specialists will also be speaking at this gathering.

A lot of emphasis will be placed on Caring for People with Dementia to help ease the burden of caregivers. Topics will be focused are Managing Medical Conditions in Dementia, Assisted Daily Living (ADL) Training for Person with Dementia, Fall Prevention for Dementia Person, Ain’t Misbehaving : Understanding and Managing Difficult Behaviors, and Caring for someone with Dementia in the Home Environment.  These topics will definitely help Caregivers in heir journeys when  caring for someone with Dementia. 

Extensive research has been done in the area of Person Centred Care in Dementia, which, as the topic suggests, focuses attention on the afflicted person as a whole rather than on addressing and handling specific problems that the person is undergoing.  In this regard, we have invited a very experienced specialist from   Singapore to to speak on this topic which he has extensive familiarity with.

We will also address the issue of prevention of the disease with topics like Mentally Stimulating Activities Can Delay Dementia, and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease – Healthy Brain Initiatives.

Furthermore, you will get an opportunity to talk and discuss with some of the Specialists during the Practical and Panel Discussion Session under the Theme:

“Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease”

“ Sharing The Caring Today, Hope For The Future”.

Friday, 12 October 2012 – GICC Hall
3.00pm to 5.00pm       Registration  of Participants

7.00pm       Welcome Address by Chairman, ADFM Exco
7.10pm       Buffer Dinner
8.00pm       Caregivers Gathering and Panel Discussion - The Theme of this discussion is:    

                    “Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease”
                    (To be chaired by Dr Esther and Dr Gemma Law)
                   Questions & Answers Session

9.00pm       Fellowship Night  (Laughter Yoga by Johore Support Group, Sing-A-Long,
                   Games, luck-draws)
Saturday, 13 October 2012
9.00 am      Opening Address by Chairman, Organizing Committee
9.10 am      “Managing Medical Conditions In Dementia” by Dr Lee Fatt Soon

10.00am – 10.15am    Coffee Break

10.15am     "Person Centred Care - The Singapore Experience” by Dr Donald Yeo Hong Huang
11.10am     “Mentally Stimulating Activities Can Delay Dementia” by Dr Yau Weng Keong
11.55am     “Caring for Someone with Dementia in Home Environment” by Dr Gemma Law

12.40pm – 2.00pm     Lunch Break

2.00pm       Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease – Healthy Brain Initiatives by Dr Lu-Ann Chong
2.45pm       "Ain’t Misbehaving : Understanding and Managing Difficult Behaviors”  by Dr Bharathi Vengadasalam

3.30pm – 3.45pm       Tea break

3.45pm       "Fall Prevention for Dementia Person” by Tracy Chan
4.30pm       "Assisted Daily Living (ADL) for Person with Dementia” by Mr Thillainathan Krishnan
5.15pm       Closing Ceremony by President, Board of Trustees

As we have to subsidize participants for this seminar/workshop, we have to place a limitation on
the participation.   Register today to avoid any disappointment !!!


Registration Type
By 31 August 2012
After 31 August 2012
A *    People with Dementia
B *#  Accompanying Caregiver
RM 50
RM 100
C *#  Caregivers registered with Support
         Group/National Caregiver’s Network

RM 100

RM 150
D*     Other Participants
RM 200
RM 250
E*     Non-Malaysian Participants
RM 250
RM 300
F**  13 Oct One Day Conference Program
RM 130
RM 150

*(Package includes 1 night stay at First World Hotel – twin sharing basis, one dinner, one breakfast, one lunch and two coffee breaks)
**(Package includes one lunch and two coffee breaks)
#(Participants must disclose the name of person with dementia cared for and the physician consulted together with a letter certifying to that effect.


To Register, click on and complete the “Registration Form” and Email to: or Fax to: 603 – 7960 8482.

For enquiries, please call Jenny at our Secretariat at 016 - 608 2513 / 603 - 7956 2008  OR   Email us at /

Ong Eng Joo
Organizing Chairman
ADFM National Caregivers Seminar/Workshop 2012

Sunday, 8 July 2012

SAT, 21JULY12 FREE Public Talk "Fall and Dementia" and "Fall Risk Assessment" by Physiotherapist, Ms Tracy Chan

Dear Caregivers/Members,

ADFM National Caregivers Network is organizing a FREE Public Talk on:


SPEAKER : Ms Tracy Chan, Physiotherapist

Date   :  SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2012
Time   :  2.30pm – 4.30pm

2.00pm-2.30pm  :  Registration of Attendance
2.30pm-3.30pm  :  Welcome Address
3.30pm-4.15pm  :  Q & A Session
4.15pm :  Light refreshment


Falls are a major cause of increased morbidity and mortality among the elderly. It results in fractures, hospitalisation which leads to decreased quality of life and increased cost of care.

There is a risk of falls in elderly populations who have cognitive impairments such as dementia.  Other risk factors include acute illness, alcohol and substance abuse, altered gait or balance, communication difficulties, depression, poly-pharmacy, poor diet and poor eyesight.

Exercise, managing the environment, reviewing medication can help reduce the risk of falls. 

The evidence for reducing risk of falls and fractures include sufficient vitamin D uptake (strong evidence), exercise (moderate evidence), better supervision, review medication and treatment of depression.

1.  Email Registration Form to :  OR Fax to: 03-7960 8482.
2.  SMS to 016-608 2513 with full name/s & Tel/mobile contacts if you do not have Email access.

Any questions, please call 603 – 7956 2008 OR 016 608 2513 (Jenny).