The Rotary Club of Ipoh organised a one and a half day seminar cum workshop titled, Living with Dementia: A Training Workshop for Caregivers of Person with Dementia. It was organised with Dementia Society Ipoh and Eisai. The workshop was targeted at caregivers of patients with dementia and attended by 27 participants. The main objective of this workshop was to provide practical information on caring for patients with Dementia, develop essential care-giving skills on how to handle difficult behaviour and widen coping strategies of caregivers to manage their distress.
The workshop was held at the Dementia Day Care centre. It was an interactive, 2-way workshop with role play followed by questions and answers. At the end of the seminar, participants were given questionnaires to fill out to get feedback. This is the first session and two follow-up sessions are planned to consolidate the training.