The Hong Kong Coalition of Dementia Carers (第一屆全港失智症照顧者論壇)

Countries: 
Hong Kong
Implemented by: 
St . James Settlement
Type of Implementer(s): 
NGO
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-5 (Mental health needs of older persons)
III-2 (Care and support for caregivers)
Description: 

The Coalition is a voluntary association initiated in 2007 by carers and families of dementia patients. It is a platform for the carers of dementia patients to interact with and support one another. It also promotes community education to raise public awareness on dementia patients. Advocacy and lobbying activities to the government on improving policies for dementia patients are also conducted.