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Date: 28 September 2019 - 28 September 2019

Venue: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Psycho G

 

 

Date: 28 September 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 0900-1300 (Registration starts at 0845)

Venue:Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
90 Yishun Central 
Singapore 768828

Light refreshment will be provided.

Online registration closes on 21 September 2019

*** Priority given to OT clinicians currently working with persons with dementia

Synopsis of workshop:

  •  Activity engagement for persons with dementia in acute care, community hospital and community settings with hands-on segments
  • Special highlights: outcome measures of engagement, Pool’s Activity Levels, horticultural therapy, activities at day-care centres and home

Speakers:

Ms Giang Thuy Anh, Senior Occupational Therapist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)

Anh holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At KTPH, Anh is the Allied Health team lead of the 6th Vital Sign, a workgroup formed in 2018 with the aim to improve the standards of care for patients with dementia and delirium in the hospital. She is actively involved in providing training to hospital staff and clinicians on meaningful activity engagement for geriatric patients. Anh also leads multidisciplinary projects focusing on person-centred care for patients with dementia, which won various awards including Yishun Health Campus (YHC) People Choice Award, Poster Winner at Kaizen Festival in YHC and Merit Award at Singapore Healthcare Management Congress. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the RCT on Horticultural Therapy for geriatric patients in the acute care setting. Anh and her colleagues recently wrote a systematic review on the effectiveness of Horticultural Therapy on older adults, which was published in JAMDA in 2019.

Ms Ang Hwee Yee, Senior Occupational Therapist, Yishun Community Hospital

Hwee Yee graduated from Queen Margaret University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours. She has worked with patients with neurological, orthopaedic and geriatric conditions in acute and community hospital. She alongside with her multi-disciplinary team have collaborated and intervene on a group communal activities and rehabilitative engagement for palliative patients, which have won several awards. She is currently involved in research on food-related therapy for palliative patients. Her interest lies in community integration, psychogeriatric and neurological rehabilitation. Having given the opportunity to attend Montessori course for Dementia and her involvement in palliative care, she is keen to explore improving quality of life of these two groups of patients through engagement in meaningful and functional activities.

Ms Dawn Ching, Occupational Therapist, SPD Therapy Hub

Dawn holds a Master of Science in Applied Gerontology from Nanyang Technological University and Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) from TCD-SIT. She has experience working in the intermediate-long-term care setting, predominantly in various day rehabilitation centres and daycare centres designated by SPD Therapy Hub. She has experience in working with clients with neurological conditions, orthopedic and geriatric conditions, assisting them to reintegrate into the community.  She is a certified basic user of the Dementia Care Mapping method. During her time at the dementia daycare, she leads the planning of the daily programme for the centre, conducting group and individual sessions. She also provides training for her therapy assistants/ healthcare assistants and manages clients with BPSD through behavioral management.

 

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