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Date: 16 December 2020 - 16 December 2020



Psycho-geriatrics SIG: OT management for patients with dementia and delirium in acute care 


Dementia is one of the main causes of disability later in life. Improving the quality of care in acute hospital for patients with dementia is of growing importance with the current ageing population. Internationally, many institutions have explored various strategies to improve quality of care and reduce the risk and development of delirium amongst older adults in acute hospital.

This talk will aim to discuss the following objectives: 
1. Prevalence of delirium and dementia in older adults and significance towards acute care
2. Occupational therapists role in management of patients with dementia and delirium and how we can contribute to foster a patient-centred culture in the ward

Speaker: Ms. Monica Cheung

Monica has been working as an Occupational Therapist in SGH since 2014 with working experiences in various clinical areas serving patients of older population. She has experience in inpatient geriatric care and working with patients with dementia and their caregivers. In 2019, she was also awarded the SGH Fellowship Grant to go to the United Kingdom to complete clinical observership training in dementia and delirium management in Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in London, and Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She has facilitated caregiver support groups for caregivers of persons with dementia as well as conducted training for external volunteers from Novartis in providing care at ward level for patients with dementia. Monica is also actively involved in an interdisciplinary collaborative project to transform a 66-bedded acute ‘C’ class ward into an elderly friendly ward in SGH.

SIG Details:
Date: 16 December 2020, Wednesday
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm (Registration starts at 6.15pm)
Platform:Online via Zoom

Fees: Free for SAOT member, $20 for non SAOT member

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