The PDS-Dementia programme gives persons newly diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers a structured support system consisting of information, service linkage and case management.
The programme supports both the person living with dementia and their caregivers for six months upon the referral.
A PDS-Dementia team, comprising an allied healthcare professional and community liaison coordinators, aims to help them understand their condition, coordinate community resources to support a person-centred care and facilitate early planning and management of the disease.
At the point of
receiving the diagnosis of dementia, the newly diagnosed person and their caregiver may not fully understand the condition, including where information can be found, what support and care services are available and what to expect as the condition progresses. As a result, help is only sought when there is a crisis, or when there is significant caregiver stress.
PDS-Dementia seeks to address their needs by providing timely support from the time of diagnosis to prepare persons living with dementia and their caregivers so that they are able to plan for, respond to and manage the situation at home, or work with community partners for suitable care interventions.
For persons who have been newly diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers, the PDS-Dementia team will conduct needs assessment and provide psycho-education and the necessary resources. Based on the needs identified, a personalised care plan will be developed for and together with both the person living with dementia and caregiver.
The PDS-Dementia team will also coordinate and link up the person living with dementia and their caregiver with appropriate care services.
The programme also includes a caregiver support network where caregivers can engage and interact with each other through their shared experiences, co-develop solutions to challenges and lean on each other for social and emotional support.
Download the PDS-Dementia brochure
Persons living with dementia eligible for enrolment:
PDS-Dementia provided by AIC is currently available at the above hospitals only. If your loved one with dementia is receiving care at any of the hospitals above, consult your doctor who is managing your loved one’s dementia condition about this programme.
Alternatively, you may explore Dementia Singapore’s (DSG) Post Diagnostic Support (PDS) service
Post Diagnostic Support service offered by Dementia Singapore has a different service model and enrolment criteria. DSG PDS only receives referrals from specific hospitals. For more information, please contact Dementia Helpline at 63770700.
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