Capacity-building for clinical diagnosis and care management of dementia

Implemented by: 
Alzheimer’s Disease Chinese (ADC)
Type of Implementer(s): 
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
II-5 (Mental health needs of older persons)
III-2 (Care and support for caregivers)

It is an education programme for several different groups to improve their awareness of dementia and dementia care. Training for health professionals was offered to memory specialists, general practitioners, case managers, and community health doctors. Almost 700 memory specialists, 1,000 physicians and 200 nurses received the training. Educational programme for the general public included a national campaign co-sponsored by China Central Television (CCTV) and education for journalists. Training was also provided for dementia carers at the monthly support group meetings,  and a manual "Smart Caregiver" was produced.