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Recognising and Managing Cognitive Issues in the Elderly

20 April 2022

Singapore has one of the most rapidly ageing population; almost one in two persons will be over the age of 65 by 2050. With this rapidly growing greying population, of particular concern are associated cognitive conditions. The number of affected elderly with cognitive disorder worldwide is expected to reach 82 million by year 2030. Cognitive issues in the older adults can be attributed to a range of factors including metabolic issues, delirium, depression as well as neurological disorders (e.g., Dementia). The affected older adults may experience difficulties in a range of cognitive functions including memory, attention and concentration and language skills. There may also be changes in functional skills and behaviours. By understanding possible contributing factors and causes and knowing how the different dimensions of cognition, functional skills and behaviour interact with each other, the course can help healthcare professionals to better manage and interact with patients with cognitive conditions.

This course aims to enable participants to: 

  • Define and identify common cognitive impairments in elderly population which can be caused by different factors
  • Know the common diagnostic criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairments & Dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • Understand the common symptoms & presentation
  • Appreciate an overview of management strategies for some of the common cognitive issues

For the course brochure, click here.

Alternatively, you may scan the QR code or click on the web link to register. Registration closes on 30 March 2022.


By registering, participant has agreed to PGAHI Terms & Conditions.

Course Details

20 April 2022

​10am to 1pm 

3  hours

Class Size:
30 pax

Device Required:
Laptop/desktop with microphone, speaker and webcam

​Fees (inclusive of 7% GST):



With VCF Funding*:
S$105   (Singaporean/PR)
S$127.50   (WP/EP/S Pass Holder)

*For NCSS member agencies and MSF-funded agencies only. Should PGAHI’s reimbursement with NCSS be unsuccessful, the balance of course fees will be billed to the participant’s organisation.

Zoom Cloud Meetings (Details of the Zoom session link will be sent nearer the session date.)

Target Audience:
Healthcare Professionals