Dementia Connect

Type

Local

Time Frame

24 Aug 2019 to 07 Sep 2019

Project Partner

St. Andrew's Nursing Home

Opportunities

Volunteer Befriender

Closing date: 06 Aug 2019
Number of sessions: 2

As a befriender, you will 

  • Gain a deeper understanding about dementia and living with the condition
  • Apply learning to creating curated games for seniors with dementia
  • Engage seniors with dementia in conversations and games

 

Compulsory dates to commit: 

Upon signing up, you will be committing to attend the session on both dates.

1. Dementia Correct (Orientation and Training)​​​​​​

  • 24 August, Saturday
  • 9am to 12pm 
  • Venue: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Queenstown)
    • Address: 11 Jln Penjara, Singapore 49380

2. Dementia Connect (Event day) 

  • 7 September, Saturday 
  • 9am to 12pm
  • Venue: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Queenstown)
    • Address: 11 Jln Penjara, Singapore 14938 
  • Attire: Red YCS t-shirt and long pants
  • Lunch is provided 

 

Details

Dementia Correct (Orientation and Training) 
Our compulsory training session will equip youth with vital knowledge regarding dementia as an illness, the difficulties faced by those suffering from dementia, and what a dementia-friendly community entails. We have partnered with St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (SANH) to curate activities for youth to apply their knowledge to interact with the beneficiaries. The interactive information session co-led by youth and nurses from SANH aims to debunk common myths surrounding dementia and allow for youth to develop the skill sets beneficial to interacting with persons with dementia. The topics covered include effective communication and activity curation.

Dementia Connect (Event day) 
Our community service event focuses on allowing meaningful interaction between youth and persons of dementia via games and activities. We believe that the best way to engage our beneficiaries in a short duration of time would be through shared experiences - allowing patients with dementia to have fun while enabling youth to gain a deeper understanding of this particular community. Youth will take charge of unique games that involve different sensory stimulations.

Start: 24 Aug 2019 09:00
End: 07 Sep 2019 12:00
Vacancy: 0 out of 30 positions filled
Location: The Red Box, and St. Andrew's Nursing Home
Skills: Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Dementia Correct (Orientation and Training) 24/08/2019 09:00 AM 12:00 PM 3
Dementia Connect 07/09/2019 09:00 AM 12:00 PM 3

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