Thursday, 17 November 2016


Dear family Caregivers,

ADFM will be conducting the above Dementia Care Skills Training for Family Caregivers / Care Workers.

The DCS Training Sessions of 6 Modules are intended to provide family caregivers/care workers to acquire a better understanding of dementia and empower them to support their loved ones or people with dementia (PWD) using the person-centred care approach and focused on the following aspects:

(1)  Understand what is dementia, the causes and symptoms;
(2)  Understand the principles of person-centred care;
(3)  Acquire communication skills to interact effectively with people with dementia;
(4)  Recognize and respond to behaviours that may be exhibited by people with dementia;
(5)  Understand the importance of engagement through activity for the person with dementia; and
(6)  Develop self-care strategies to manage work-related stress.

Details for the one and a half day sessions which will be held in November and December are as follows:

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

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Module 1: Nature of Dementia
Module 2: Impact of Dementia and Person Centred Care

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 9.00am to 4.00PM
Module 3: Effective Communication
Module 4: Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Module 5: Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement
Module 6:  Application of Care Practices

The training will be conducted / facilitated by following ADFM Team of Trainers:
(1)  Geriatrician,  Dr Elizabeth Chong
(2)  Helen Ung 
(3)  Geriatrician, Dr Khor Hui Min
(4)  Leong Sik Wai
(5)  Satiapoorany d/o Subramaniam
(6)  Felix Kong

NO Registration Fees.  Registrations are now open to all family caregivers/care workers who are advised to register for the 6-module sessions scheduled on 26 November and 17 December 2016.

Email your registration to /, 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.

Any questions, please whatsapp or call Jenny at mobile -> 016 608 2513.

Please Register Early for logistic arrangements (No last minutes as seats are limited).

Best wishes and kind regards.

Monday, 7 November 2016

SAT / 12 NOV16 ADFM Caregivers Sharing Session on "Back Care and Client Mobility" by Physiotherapist, Tracy Chan

Dear Family Caregivers and Care Workers, 

ADFM has invited Ms Tracy Chan, a Physiotherapist with extensive clinical experience from Australia, who is back in Malaysia now, to facilitate a caregiver sharing session for this month of November, 2016.

Please take note that this session will NOT be a talk or lecture BUT a discussion problem solving session for family caregivers and care workers taking care of people with dementia and older adults; and facing mobility problems.


Day / Date:   Saturday, 12 November 2016

Time:   2.00 pm till 5.00pm
(Note:  Registration will start from 1.00pm. Please be seated 10 minutes before 2pm)

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

Brief Profile of Speaker/Facilitator: 

Tracy Chan, obtained her Bachelor of Applied Sciences  (Physiotherapy) from the Faculty of Health Sciences (Cumberland), University of Sydney, Australia and gained her on-job training experience in Australia.  She is registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (AHPRA) and an Associate Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.  Tracy has been a speaker at ADFM national caregivers conference, workshops/seminars and public talks on safety and mobility management.  


Prior registration is required for logistic arrangement. You can register via email to:   or  whatSapp to: 016 6082513, providing full name, email address, mobile contact, and indicate whether a family caregiver or care worker. 

Any questions, kindly call Jenny at 016 608 2513.

All family caregivers for persons living with dementia and older adults are encouraged to make time to attend this November Sharing Session.

Kind regards. 
ADFM National Caregivers Support Network