Mobile Truck for Dementia Patients (「賽馬會高錕腦伴同行」流動車)

Countries: 
Hong Kong
Implemented by: 
Hong Kong Jockey Club, Charles Kao Foundation, St. James Settlement
Type of Implementer(s): 
NGO
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
II-2 (Universal and equal access to health-care services)
II-5 (Mental health needs of older persons)
Description: 

This is the first mobile truck for dementia patients in Hong Kong, to reach out for dementia patients. Operating since 2013, the truck is equipped with an activity room where consultations and cognitive trainings for patients can be carried out. The service is provided free of charge. The truck will travel to districts with a large elderly population and with inadequate support services for dementia patients. It will cooperate with local community organizations to promote the service.